|Iberico Pork Secreto|
Iberico Pork Secreto (secreto is “secret” in Spanish) is a one of Spain’s best kept secrets! A fantastically tender and highly prized cut from the shoulder, the Secreto is darkly coloured, and it has a long grain that appears striped due to the dense marbling found in the Pata Negra breed.
The Bellota or acorn diet of these freely roaming grazers makes a rich, nutty flavoured pork that is supremely moist and perfect for a quick week-night dinner or family lunch.
The taste of the Secreto from Iberian pigs is quite distinct from pigs raised under intensive conditions on industrial farms, and it is a good example of the high quality and highly prized meat produced on family farms on the Iberian Peninsula. Intramuscular fat contained in this meat is both delicious and healthy – it is known as olive oil meat.
Small and thin, perfect for grill as the warmer spring weather is on its way, cooking the Iberico Pork Secreto is very quick and easy. You will be amazed with the results.
Our Iberico Pork is supplied by Agroibericos DeRaza, the leading company in the trade of fresh and cured Iberian meat in Spain.
Founded in 1996 by Regino Diaz Del Rio, and certified under the strictest quality standards, DeRaza currently has 65 estates for raising Iberian pigs, the descendants of the original Iberian Pig, and Sus mediterranceus.
These pigs wander estates that are abundant in cork and holm oaks and feed naturally on acorns, which give the finished pork a nutty, earthy taste and aroma. DeRaza believes in the wisdom of the natural world, and raises these Iberian Pata Negra pigs in the way nature intended.
Season your Secreto with salt, pepper and garlic, heat the pan/barbeque to a high temperature and fry/grill the meat until brown and crispy from the outside on both sides. Let the meat rest for 2 minutes after cooking. We grilled a crunchy baguette in the juices from the Secreto, and we pulled together a quick leafy green salad to round out our plate. That’s it! All you need to do now is to enjoy the Spanish Secret!
A traditional Red Rioja with a bouquet of intense deep red berries, oak and and a hint of spice will delight your palate with its weight yet it carries an elegant profile which will let your Iberico Pork Secreto shine. The Secreto has the flexibility to pair well with Spanish whites and rosé too.
Meat Me at Home supply the same exceptionally high quality meat as their parent company Freedown Food.
For over 20 years, Freedown Food has been supplying the finest meat available to top Michelin Star restaurants in the UK. From exotic game meats to luxurious Wagyu beef, the quality of Freedown Food and Meat Me at Home’s range of meat is only surpassed by the taste.
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