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Cooking with "Modernist Cuisine at Home" (Part 2)

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#181 Dave W

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 06:20 PM

I haven't tried this recipe but on paper it seems wrong even considering that as a goal as appropriate levels of nitrate or any smoke really will be plenty red.

It seems kinda lame to lean on bacon mayonnaise with real bacon in it for bacon flavor if you're bothering to cure some pork already. I think 2 hours of hot or 8 of cold smoke before the SV bath would e way better tasting AND more in theme with the idea of this sandwich.
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#182 bobchadwick

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 08:24 PM

Thanks for your very helpful replies! I'm not actually making the BLTs, but I saw that and wanted to make sure I want totally missing something.

#183 DiggingDogFarm

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 12:02 PM

Is there a problem with the pork belly brine in the pork belly BLT recipe? The brine is made up of 1 L water,  70 g salt, 30 g sugar, and 30 g insta cure #1. I don't have a lot of experience with insta cure, but that amount is way more than other recipes that I've seen call for.



There's no problem with it from a safety standpoint.


If one follows USA regulations for an immersion cure as a guide, up to 2 pounds of sodium nitrite per 100 gallons of water is permitted for a 10% pick-up level (200ppm nitrite)


So, up to 5 ounces of Insta-Cure #1 per gallon of water or 38 grams of Insta-Cure #1 per liter of water.

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