- Free range, acorn fed pork
- 2 pieces of beautifully marbled pork
- Juicy cut, perfect for the grill
- Like a miraculous combination of bacon and steak
- From Covap, a farmer's cooperative in Cordoba
- Size - Approx. 1.4 lbs
Cook up this rare cut of Ibérico de Bellota pork on the grill and the fat melts away, bathing the pork in acorn flavored deliciousness. Ibérico de Bellota pork is famous for its amazing marbling and no other cut is juicier than the 'secreto'.
In southwest Spain Ibérico pigs range freely in the 'dehesa' forests grazing on herbs, grass and sweet acorns from the oak trees. These are the happiest pigs in the world, and this complex diet brings an complex taste to the pork. And all that exercise integrates the rich, acorn flavored fat into the pork.
This delicious cut of pork is high in mono-unsaturated fats that melt as it is cooked. The 'secreto' has a bit of a bacon-like flavor, but more complex because of the grasses, herbs and acorns on which the animals grazed.
The 'secreto' cut is a small, thin cut that is difficult to find on the pigs, which is the origin of its name. It should be grilled over medium flame or cooked in a cast iron skillet at medium high heat. Serve with a great wine and fresh bread to mop up the juices. While it comes from the shoulder area, it has a lot of similarities to a tender skirt steak.
Two pieces, ships frozen.
The USDA recommends cooking all whole cuts of meat (including pork) to 145° F as measured with a food thermometer placed in the thickest part of the meat.