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#1 Sun 08 Mar 09 4:04pm

DebDiMaggio

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Pork collar

It's called "secreto" in spanish ....it's shaped like a sharks fin. It's fantastic marinated in honey, fennel and mustard and then char grilled, crispy on the outside, medium rare on the inside, melts in your mouth. I love it
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How do you guys cook it???

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#2 Sun 08 Mar 09 4:07pm

DebDiMaggio

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Re: Pork collar

I'll take a picture of it as I'm making it tonight and you can see it on my blog.

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#3 Sun 08 Mar 09 4:08pm

Captain C

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Re: Pork collar

never tried it, not a big pork fan, but I am getting more into it.

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#4 Sun 08 Mar 09 4:10pm

pennysaints

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Re: Pork collar

Deb, only thing I can think of on a pig that looks like a sharks fin, would be the ear! Surely it can't be that, but then I suppose maybe! Loose I know, but to tell a secret would need an ear!  neutral

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#5 Sun 08 Mar 09 4:26pm

DebDiMaggio

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Re: Pork collar

ok we're going to do a little excercise.
Put your hand behind your head, under your hair line..... now slide it down to where your shoulders meet the neck. There is a muscle there that forms a triangle that points down to the spine and it's covered in a small amout of fat.
Well this particular muscle belonging to the pig, is absolutely deliscious.
In spain it's called the secret because the butcher apparently keeps the cut as a secret because it's so tasty.

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#6 Sun 08 Mar 09 4:28pm

pennysaints

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Re: Pork collar

Pork (neck) fillet!  big_smile  lol

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#7 Sun 08 Mar 09 4:31pm

DebDiMaggio

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Re: Pork collar

ok, I have been looking on the net and there's loads of names for it. Pork neck fillet..... but it's quite a thick cut. I was hoping one of our forum pig farmers might know.

Thanks Penny.  Do you cook it?? and how??

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#8 Sun 08 Mar 09 4:37pm

minerva

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Re: Pork collar

I buy it as "Neck End"........a popular cut round here.

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#9 Sun 08 Mar 09 4:40pm

pennysaints

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Re: Pork collar

I only use it in one way. I cut it into 5cm slices then put it between cling film, and bat it out ( Flatten it) then season, egg and breadcrumb, they fry quickly in a little mild olive oil. Occasionally I put herbs or chilli flakes in the breadcrumbs. It depends what I'm serving it with. Like schnitzels really! Tastes really good though, and only takes a few minutes.

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#10 Sun 08 Mar 09 5:33pm

minerva

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Re: Pork collar

For a very tender meat, I cook it in thickish slices in cider in a casserole dish in a not-too-hot oven, & then finish it with a splosh of cream & thick-sliced mushrooms.
Its a tasty, slightly tougher cut that responds well to this kind of cooking.

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