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Cured some pork this week - eating it right now

I got some pork belly from a butcher a week ago, had it chopped into 8 large rectangular pieces, and cured them with some salt so I can make a German thing called "speck". The curing is finishing today, then I'll let it air dry in the fridge overnight and smoke it with some hickory shavings in my smoker tomorrow. I couldn't resist the temptation today, though. I took one piece out, chopped it up, fried it with mushrooms in some ghee (clarified butter) and am now eating it with some maggi noodles. :-) Yum! It's not even smoked yet and it's pretty good!

 

I also added some maple syrup to one piece during the curing, so that'll hopefully be a nice one - belly pork cured in maple syrup and smoked with hickory... Oh boy :-)

 

Will take some pics tomorrow before, during and after smoking.

 

Daniel.

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Comment by Lissa on May 27, 2011 at 5:20
I doubt that somehow! Not all succulent looking like your pork.
Comment by Daniel on May 26, 2011 at 18:33
hahaha! :-) Nice work! Sounds just as tasty!
Comment by Lissa on May 26, 2011 at 17:25
You had my gastric juices going this morning so I made fried eggs with fried smoked chicken (closest thing I had to your delicious pork).
Comment by Daniel on May 26, 2011 at 17:06
Health food :-) Well, it sure did put me in a good mood, so I count that as healthy! If I replaced the white bread with wholemeal, it would have been a reasonably healthy meal :-)
Comment by Lissa on May 26, 2011 at 17:03
Oh Daniel :) noice! The peas even make it look like health food lol.
Comment by Daniel on May 26, 2011 at 11:23

Here's the final result: the cured, smoked pork cut into pieces, fried with some mushrooms and peas, served on scrambled eggs with sage on top of some golden, buttered toast.

 

I just finished it... very nice :-)

 

Comment by Daniel on May 26, 2011 at 5:21

Hehehe... I might have to wait until later... someone's snoozing on the couch and the smell of this and some eggs and toast might wake them... hehehe... not to mention the sound of me going "oh yeah" while I eat it! hehehe

 

Comment by Lissa on May 26, 2011 at 5:15
Ah, if you're thinking about it it will happen lol. Go eat a smidgin for me :D
Comment by Daniel on May 26, 2011 at 5:13

Hehehe... I'm resisting the urge to go to the fridge for a porky breakfast!

 

Comment by Lissa on May 26, 2011 at 5:04

:) early riser me.

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