Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Pancetta Done!

Pancetta finally came down and I am thrilled with the result. Final weigh-in was about 1.5kgs.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Monday, March 5, 2007

Pancetta gets Rolled

Now it's the pancettas turn to get out of the cure. Washed off the herbs & spices, added a bit more coarsely cracked black pepper and rolled it up, tied it up and hung it up. Weight was 1.9kgs.

Bacon Gets Roasted

Pulled out the belly that was in the Maple cure for Bacon and roasted it for about 3hrs till it hit 150 degrees internal temp. Then sliced it up and vacuum packed it in batches to freeze. Had to fry up a few slice to give it a taste. Turned out pretty good, nice level of saltiness but i found it a bit too sweet, i would prefer it to be more savory. Next time I will try a smoked bacon.