Saddle of Wild Boar

saddle of wild boar

Saddle of Wild Boar

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The Saddle of Wild Boar recipe is a tasty dish with a long history. It's been prepared in many different cultures and was often eaten during celebrations or holidays.
Servings: 6
Calories: 438


  • 10 juniper berries
  • 3 lb saddle of wild boar
  • salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 4 oz thin rindless rashers fat bacon
  • 8 cloves
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 8 floz natural apple juice
  • 8 floz meat or game stock
  • 4 tablespoons cranberry sauce


  • Soak the juniper berries in water for 5 minutes. Remove any skin and gristle from the boar. Rub the meat with salt and paprika. Heat the oil in a roasting tin on the hob and seal the meat.
  • Cover with the bacon and secure the bacon in place with the cloves. Add the juniper berries and the soaking water.
  • Roast the meat on the second shelf from the bottom of a moderately hot oven (200°C, 400°F, gas 6) for 1 hour. When the meat is cooked, remove the bacon, then transfer the meat to a plate, turn off the oven and leave the meat to stand for 15 minutes before removing it from the oven.
  • Stir the flour into the apple juice until smooth. Dilute the roasting juices with the stock, pour into a saucepan and stir in the apple juice until the sauce boils. Stir in the cranberry sauce. Season the sauce to taste and simmer for 5 minutes.
Calories: 438 kcal
Carbohydrates: 10 g
Protein: 51 g
Fat: 20g
Saturated Fat: 5 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 12 mg
Sodium: 288 mg
Potassium: 87 mg
Fiber: 1 g
Sugar: 8 g
Vitamin A: 147 IU
Vitamin C: 3 mg
Calcium: 34 mg
Iron: 1 mg
Ingredients Game, Wild Boar
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