The Pig Wings have been fully prepared to have no waste to make them much easier to cook with & because it will save you money by not having to throw away trimmings & saves you time in preparing the meat. Buying Sherwood Pig Wings in a 4 pack is good value & will feed 4 people good-sized portions of tender meat. The dimensions of our Pig Wings are approximately 9 cm long with a diameter of 5 cm & will present really well alongside fresh mash & asparagus, a meal to remember for the family & guests.
Cooking Pig Wings is just like cooking Lamb Shanks, they are best when cooked slowly at lower temperatures to help the meat fibres break down to become very tender & release the delicious flavour. The meat has a coarse texture because of the muscular nature of the Pig Wings, they are from the leg & are a main muscle that is frequently used carrying the heavy weight of the pig.
Some of the best flavour comes from coarse meat in the fore quarter or legs of animals, & items such as Shin of beef are amazing when cooked slowly for hours adding ingredients like Red wine, fennel, garlic etc.
Many of our online customers are big into outdoor cooking on their array of different BBQ’s & the Pig Wings have become increasingly popular because of their love of smokey aromas. The natural coarse fibres love to absorb the different wood chip flavours & with the extra BBQ seasonings or rubs, the taste of the meat comes alive! Cooking these slowly in the oven also with a choice rub will bring superb results to the meal table, keeping them wrapped to lock in a ll the natural juices of the meat will make the meat “Melt in your mouth tender”.
The Pig Wings have been around in America for many years & are definitely one of those cuts of pork that need to be tried in at least a couple of recipes. The light pink colour of the meat shows that it is from young quality pigs that have been looked after from farm to fork with no discolouration or bruising, which could affect the taste & texture of the meat.
As these are popular, we decided to offer our two bone hind shanks of pork that are larger with even more meat on them & a little of the rind. These would be more ideally suited for sharing as they are nearly twice the size.
The cutting & packaging our Pig Wings is very important because it will determine the taste, texture & safety of the meat. We cut & pack the meat within a few minutes to minimise exposure whilst unwrapped to stop it from drying out & any natural airborne bacteria from spoiling it, keeping the product as fresh as possible before freezing. Keeping the meat very cold is a vital part of the process because it helps the meat retain its natural juices, keeping it moist during cooking & any natural bacteria won’t grow under these temperatures making a safer product.
All our meat production is carried out in very hygienic, temperature controlled cutting rooms, with standards in place to maintain a high level of safety & quality products. These facilities have to be accredited & monitored daily but certified members health veterinarians who check to make sure that the standards are met.
The Pig Wings are vacuum sealed into clear recyclable pouches that will gently hold the shape of the meat & protect the meat during the freezing process, when being delivered to your door & when you have them at home in your fridge, from other products that could taint the meat. The vacuum process will suck any juices back into the meat keeping it very moist & improving the flavour, especially when ageing the meat.
The cutting, packing process combined with the packaging will give a much longer shelf life to the Pig Wings. The clear packaging stops the wings from drying out when bringing up to room temperature.
The easy to store packs of 4 Pig Wings are one way of reducing our carbon footprint because it cuts down on the use of plastic by placing more per bag & using thinner stronger bags helps with this. We are always looking at new ways of packaging our products that are more environmentally sympathetic, but we have to make sure that the safety of our customers is first.
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We are very select in which pork we use for our cuts as this will give great results every time.
Having access to a large volume of a good grade, perfect sized pork sides to choose from on a daily basis enables us to create the consistent “Restaurant Quality” pork cuts that people have come to expect from the Sherwood brand. We have a daily delivery of pigs to the production facilities from long-standing local countryside farms in Belgium & Northern France.
Our select breed of pigs gets the name Pietrain from the small village of “Pietrain” in the Wallonia region of Belgium where they mainly originated from.
The Sherwood Pig Wings are a delicious little something to make as an inexpensive treat for the family in the oven low n’ slow that will give great flavoured soft meat to nibble of the bone. The BBQ world has exploded over the last few years in the UK & Europe with trying more American style cuts, these Pig Wings are no exception, they are amazing with a little rub & then finished with a sweet sticky glaze after they have rested.
However you cook your Pork Wings just enjoy them & don’t forget to tag us in your social media posts #abrandisapromise