Famed British chef and reality television star Gordon Ramsay can do it all. We’ve seen him go from foul-mouthed belligerent to charming and sweet in a multitude of reality tv shows from Hell’s Kitchen to Master Chef Juniors.

In the latest episode of Ramsay’s UK-based show F Word, the star chef takes on something especially unique to the Londoner: He hunts, butchers and cooks a wild boar. The show recently posted an 8-minute clip from the episode documenting a trip to Fort Benning in Georgia.

“Hog is lean, tender and bursting with flavor,” Ramsay says. “This could be my toughest challenge yet.”

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It’s here that the state is dealing with a hog problem. Too many of the wild boars are digging up forests, ripping up roads and causing turmoil that the Army has enacted a cull to reduce the numbers. But as Ramsay find out, hunting one down is not so easy. 

After receiving firearm training with a long rifle and hand gun from Army Special Task Force Major Bobby Toom, they start their search at 6 am the next morning. Toom points out some tracks, some scat and hog rub against a tree. But once they spot the boars, they take off into the trees. Later they get their prey in a trap set up along a road. 

They dispatch the hog and next comes the butchering until finally Ramsay gets down to business doing what he does best. For this demonstration he chose ribs, loin and filet.

  • First he boiled the ribs in fragrant water with onions, cloves, garlic, chili and tomato paste for 20 minutes. 
  • Then he cut the filet and loin into medallions and marinated them with olive oil, salt, pepper, lime juice and chili powder.
  • Next he made a BBQ sauce by sauteing onions and adding molasses, mustard, chili sauce and apple cider vinegar.
  • Finally, just brush the meat with sauce and grill.
  • And to accompany the pork a coleslaw with light mayonnaise. 

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