Category Archives: pork

Rib Belly Prep

A short basic cure (3 days, I think) with kosher salt, pink salt, sugar, fennel seed, crushed coriander, pepper flakes, ground black pepper, and fresh thyme; then perhaps a run through the cold smoke followed by a slow cook, cool, … Continue reading

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Smoke and Barley

A handful of things into the smoker on this cold Saturday morning: pork rib and belly trim (for a batch of pork and beans, coming soon), kosher salt, coriander seeds, and 2 lb of barley from Eric to mix into … Continue reading

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Back to smoking

It’s been a while, and although there are a lot of projects on the back burner (and ’tis the season for things fermenting in the basement), I haven’t had the chance to post on most of them. So, a Saturday … Continue reading

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Caribou Meatballs

My friend Josh brought over some ground caribou last weekend, and after fortifying ourselves with lamb BLTs and pickled peppers for lunch, we whipped up a batch of caribou and pork belly meatballs. The first ones disappeared quickly in a … Continue reading

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Assorted Links 8/22/12

Plenty of great things out there. Here’s what caught my eye in the past few weeks: Smoked porchetta di testa (From Belly to Bacon). Dill pickle gear (Food With Legs). How to Smoke Salmon (Hunter Angler Gardener Cook). Go Pig … Continue reading

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Pork and Beans

Last summer I made Adam Robert’s “Best Beans of Your Life” (which are actually The Barefoot Contessa’s beans, but I head about them through Adam’s blog The Amateur Gourmet), and they were really tasty. Start with dry kidney beans, add … Continue reading

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pickled peppers and pig’s ears

So here’s steps 2 and 3 of project pig’s ear, and a quick new favorite technique (well, old technique actually) for pickled peppers. 

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Crispy pig’s ears, step one

I’ve decided to revisit the crispy pig’s ears that I made last year, building on their success, and tweaking the recipe just a bit to improve them. The basic gist is the same: overnight salt, coriander, crushed garlic, and orange … Continue reading

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What To Do With Your New Kitchen Toys

I mentioned to the folks on Twitter and our Facebook page this week that my brother Paul made me a cold smoker for Christmas, which I’m pretty excited about. It’s the same kind of rig that he put together last … Continue reading

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Charcutepalooza Wrap-up: Back to Basics

So, coming up with a plan to show off a bit of what I’ve learned this year, I figured I’d go back to the basics. We started this blog a little more than a year ago (just 2 months before Charcutepalooza … Continue reading

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