08 Sep Pork “Secreto”

Weekend Special: September 9-11, 2016

Inspiration

Inspiration

There’s a special breed of swine that yields a cut of pork from between the rib and scapula, ensconced in fat, a mere sliver, known to the initiated as “secreto.” A free-range omnivore that feeds only on acorns, which retains a high concentration of oleic acid–a chemical composition not dissimilar to that of an olive.

Interesting.

But why the pork’s “secreto” epithet?

Well, for us quotidian diners, the answer is unknown. Perhaps because the cut’s so hard to locate. Perhaps because it’s so toothsome the lucky bearer is invariably impelled to hoard, conceal.

Perhaps, perhaps.

Let’s plumb the mystery, together, this weekend.

Recipe

Recipe

Pork “secreto” is marinated with herbs and heather honey. Then roasted and served sliced, medium rare, with caramelized apples and plums, purple potato purée, and chanterelles.