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Berkshire Pork

Fossil Farms Berkshire Pigs are something to squeal about! Raised with care, by family farmers in Iowa and New Jersey, these Berkshire Pigs are bred, pasture raised and are part of the “Never Ever Program”, where antibiotics, steroids and hormones are never used. Berkshire pigs are known for their high fat content where fat equals flavor. The meat is pink-hued, heavily marbled, juicy and tender.

  • Pork Boston Butt

    8.5 lb (average)
    Pork Boston Butt

    Fossil Farms Boston Butt is perfect for braising low and slow or smoking for several hours. Make your favorite pulled pork recipe or shred for the perfect taco. This cut, in many recipes, is also known as the shoulder, picnic shoulder and just plain old pork butt.


    Creste di Gallo all’Amatriciana by Jarett Appell/Stella 34 Trattoria

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    Ingredients - Creste di Gallo Pasta
    300 g. Durum flour
    100 g. ‘00’ flour
    130 g. Escarole puree

    Blanch escarole in boiling unsalted water and cool rapidly in an ice bath. Puree blanched escarole in a blender until smooth. Using a mixer, combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix with a dough hook. Roll out your pasta. If you don’t have a pasta extruder, make your favorite tube shaped pasta.

    Ingredients - Roasted Pork Butt
    1 ea. 8-9 lb. Fossil Farms Berkshire Boston Butt
    1⁄2 cup salt
    4 tbsp. black pepper
    2 tbsp. oregano
    2 tbsp. Aleppo pepper
    2 tbsp. ground chili flakes
    2 tbsp. fennel pollen
    2 qt. white wine
    2 qt. chicken stock

    On a large roasting pan, butterfly pork butt, press down meat and season with all spices thoroughly. Allow seasoned pork to sit for 24 hours. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. Add wine and chicken stock to the pork in the pan, cover with parchment paper and foil, and roast in the oven for approximately 3 hours, until fork tender. Remove from oven, pull meat apart and set aside.

    Ingredients - Amatriciana Sauce
    8 oz. pulled pork from Fossil Farms Berkshire Boston Butt
    16 oz. crushed whole peeled tomato
    3 tbsp. Calabrian chili paste
    8 oz. Fossil Farms Mangalitsa pancetta
    8 oz. rendered fat from Fossil Farms Mangalitsa pancetta
    2 cup red onion, sliced thin
    8 oz. Pecorino cheese, grated
    Salt and chili flake to taste

    Slice and cut pancetta into half inch slices and begin to render in a sauté pan on low heat. Once pancetta is rendered and crispy, remove and set aside. Using the same sauté pan with the remaining fat, turn the heat up high until it begins to smoke lightly. Add the pulled pork and cook until caramelized. Add onion and toss until blistered, but not caramelized. Mix in the chili paste, rendered pancetta fat and crushed tomato. Slowly simmer sauce as you cook the pasta. Add pasta to a pan with sauce and fold in pecorino cheese, reserving enough for garnish. Season with salt and chili pepper to taste.

    Pork Carnitas by Chef Paolo Perlata of Gran Electrica

    Pork Carnitas

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    1 ea. Fossil Farms Berkshire Pork Boston Butt
    4 quarts pork or chicken stock to cover the meat
    1 ea. yellow onion
    3 ea. garlic cloves
    1 ea. bay leaf
    1 bunch thyme
    1 ea. bag good quality, hand pressed corn tortillas

    Salsa Verde
    10 ea. tomatillos
    1 ea. small onion
    4 ea. garlic cloves
    1⁄2 ea. jalapeño
    1 bunch cilantro

    Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a deep baking dish, add pork butt and stock with onion, garlic and herbs. Cook in the oven for 4 hours (or until cooked through). Let cool, and remove the pork from the stock. Rough chop into 1⁄4 inch cubes. Reserve 1⁄2 cup cilantro and white onion for garnish and dice small.

    Roast salsa verde ingredients in oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. To finish, blend everything together with the cilantro and set aside

    To serve, fill tortilla with carnitas and salsa verde, and garnish with chopped onion and cilantro.

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