- Free range, acorn fed pork
- Tastes like a beautiful marriage of bacon and steak
- Perfect grilled or seared in cast iron skillet
- 2 pieces of marbled, juicy pork
- From Covap, a farmer's cooperative in Cordoba
- Size - Approx. 1 lb/450 g
Sizzle this thin cut on the grill and the fat will immediately start to melt away, bathing the pork in acorn flavored juiciness. Ibérico de Bellota pork is famed for its beautiful marbling and no other cut displays this more deliciously than the 'secreto'. While it comes from the shoulder area, it has a lot of similarities to a tender skirt steak.
Indigenous black Ibérico pigs wander the 'dehesa' forests of southwest Spain munching on herbs, grasses and most importantly, acorns. Not only are they the happiest pigs on earth, but this diet adds wonderful flavor to the pork. And all that exercise fosters the marbling that makes Ibérico so special.
The acorn and herb flavored pork is high in mono-unsaturated fats that melt at low temperatures, and is more healthy than the fat from normal pork. The 'secreto' has so much marbling it has a bit of a bacon-like flavor, but much more complex because of the grasses, herbs and acorns on which the animals grazed.
The 'secreto' cut is a small, thin cut that is hard to locate on the pigs, thus the name. It should be grilled or cooked in a cast iron skillet at medium high heat. Serve with a good red wine and crusty bread to mop up the juices.
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.
Acorn Fed Ibérico Pork Shoulder.
Serving size 4 oz (112g). Servings per container varied. Calories 380. Calories from fat 310. Total fat 35g (54%), Saturated fat 15g (75%), Trans fat 0g (0%). Cholesterol 85mg (29%), Sodium 50mg (2%), Total carbohydrate 0g (0%), Dietary fiber 0g (0%), Sugars 0g, Protein 15g. Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 6%. *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Sebastian - Fairfax, VA March 2019
"Excellent the best pork I have ever had Just cooked it on the BBQ and seasoned with only salt and pepper "
Pete - Morgan Hill , CA February 2019
"Very tasty, although not as tender as the ones I've eaten in Spain."
Nuria - West Hollywood, CA June 2016
"Exquisite taste. Just sauteed in a little butter and perfect!"
Allen - Starkville, MS September 2015
"This is very juicy and flavorful! It's delicious grilled with just a bit of salt."
Kathy - KNOXVILLE, TN July 2015
"Absolutely the best piece of pork we have ever eaten in our lives. Too bad the pig doesn't have three or four of these per animal. Cooked perfectly in minutes."
ROBERT - PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL April 2015
"Loved it! Will definitely buy again"
Charles - New Lenox, IL February 2015
DAVID - NORTH AUGUSTA, SC March 2013
"This has been an extraordinary treat. Perfectly described as having the juiciness and taste of bacon with the texture and elegance of steak. Cooked less rather than more, to brown crisply on the outside, it is truly delicious. Wish it weren't quite so expensive."
Antonia - Carlisle, PA February 2013
"I have no idea why eating acorns makes it taste better, it just does. Grill this up. Little salt and pepper. You do not need anything else."
Donald - Riverton, New Jersey January 2013
"This is a beautiful, luxurious cut. High heat sear, quickly, with just salt and pepper and it has the same mouth feel as Wagyu beef. Served with an apple slaw for a little sweet & acid and it was an incredible meal.I will buy this cut again."
Gwynavere - Keller, Texas, Texas November 2012