Pork Ham Hock (fresh)
Experience the excellence of fresh ham hocks in your next soup or on the plate.
All of our pork products come from Primal Pastures in Temecula, CA or Clear Creek Farm in Spalding, Nebraska. They are raised free range, outside, and given no antibiotics or hormones. They eat a natural omnivore diet of local and seasonal fruits, nuts, vegetables, and certified organic, soy/GMO free grains. This is far and away the best hog in Southern California.
* The skin has been removed from the ham hock.
Good for soup. Great flavor
Very meaty and beautiful flavor
I have an over sized crock pot that I use for making beans. First, I make broth using my Primal Pastures fresh pork ham hock. Then I cook 2 pounds of pinto beans using the broth I just made. After that, I freeze individual portions to use for my "fast food" when I want something really good to eat, but don't feel like cooking. The beans are incredibly good because the ingredients are wonderful!
I roasted it with root vegetables, and that was delicious. Then I made a broth with the bones, and that was delicious too even after being roasted! I also ordered ground lamb and it was full of flavor too. I was so tired of grocery store meats not having any flavor unless covered it in some other bottled sauce, with just regular seasonings there was still no depth of flavor. Now I am so happy to have finally taken the plunge to order from Primal Pastures and their meats taste good with just regular seasonings. I ordered the chicken wings too, but haven't cooked them yet. I like that everything is packaged to go in the freezer and I can defrost and cook when I'm ready, that way I can order more at one time.
This hock was very good size, so it was nice and moist inside. The flavor was super-rich, plenty of umami and the right amount of smoke flavor: beautiful balance!