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How To Smoke Salmon – 2 Methods (Quick, Easy or Slow and Subtle)

I started smoking salmon many years ago, I’ve experimented and tested many different ways over the decades, and it can be one of the tastiest basic smoking recipes that I know. Will go through all the ways to smoke salmon, which create awesome results as you will see in the pictures. I will also cover some of my favorite rub …

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How to Cut Paper Thin Slices of Cured Meat (with Pics)

Slicing cured meat wafter thin can be done in many different ways. I have experimented with some techniques and gone all-in with specific knives and a decent deli slicer. So I thought I would share some ideas for different cured meats. The harder or more dry style cured meat like prosciutto or coppa, can be quite a challenge. A sharp …

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Charcuterie Board Cured Meat Essentials – Images & Ideas

Using my own experiences of making, ordering, and devouring charcuterie boards across the globe. I’ve also compiled professionally food-styled charcuterie boards with many different ideas to inspire you. Cured meats are an essential part of a classic charcuterie board since this is my passion – I have tried to come up with some unique ideas for you. You will also …

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How to Cure Meat in a Normal Fridge (Guide & Pictures)

Good things take time they say, it is very true if you want to make your own Charcuterie & cured meat! (but not too long, the choice is yours!). How to Cure Meat in a Regular Fridge If you love dry-cured meat like prosciutto, pancetta, braesola, lonzo or coppa. This is a great starting point; those classics take months (apart …

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Which Salt for Meat Curing? Quick & Dry Curing or Smoking

There is salt, and there is curing salt, I hope to help explain which salt is for which application in this post. When I started meat curing and had never heard of Prague powder, pink curing salt, instacure, and many others, now, I thought it would be useful for others to know what I have learned. It makes bacon taste …

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50 Examples – Cured Meats, Charcuterie & Salumi of the World

Here are 50 examples of common and some cured meats you might not of heard of. I could have easily written 100 salami variations, but decided to focus on familiar & interesting unique flavors of the meat curing world! Maybe you want to find something for an epic charcuterie board or just want to learn a bit more about various …

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Best Cured Meats for Backpacking & Camping

I take cured meats camping and fishing often and love the outdoors. I want to help you see why certain cured meats are perfect for your journeys and adventures. I’ve used every cured meat style worldwide and share this knowledge with my writing and videos through this site. What are the Best Cured Meats for Backpacking & Camping? If you …

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Equipment for Meat Curing Guide – What You Do & Don’t Need

The equipment for curing and smoking meats can be quite simple, and you may already have what you need. It is a vast category that has evolved into a skill and craft with numerous options that can be done at home. We will break down all the necessary steps, whether you want to dry cure, hot smoke, cold smoke, or make a healthy protein snack that will last for a while, such as jerky (which can be stored in a cardboard box if desired). It’s all cured meat! To start with I …

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Definition of a Charcuterie Board? (Inspiring Pictures)

I wanted to share some inspiration and hopefully explain more about what is a charcuterie board. You see them around restaurants a lot. Many friends love my charcuterie boards, we put a lot of heart and soul into the ones we create. What is the Definition of a Charcuterie Board? The modern definition is a selection of food that offers …

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Difference between Salami and Salumi – Don’t Be Confused Again

What is the difference between salami and salumi? Salumi is the craft of preserving and salt curing meat. The major muscles of the pig represent most of the traditional salumi. The muscles are cured to create specialty products such as pancetta. Salami is fermented salt-cured or cooked sausage. Salami is part of the traditional salumi category. The topic of Italian cured …