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Porkstrami: Pork Leg Pastrami

I love pastrami and Montreal smoked meat: tender, very tasty beef brisket cured, smoked and steamed to an umptuous pile of goodness. Unfortunately beef brisket is expensive, relatively speaking: the cheapest I could find was $5 a pound. My go-to…

Smoked Pork Picnic Shoulder

A few weeks ago a local grocery store had pork picnic shoulder for $0.77 per pound so I picked up eight: seven in the freezer and one for the barbeque.  Nice fatty pork shoulder is perfect for low and slow…

Schnitzel

I love schnitzel.  Thinly sliced pork, chicken or veal that’s pounded thin, coated in flour, egg and bread crumbs, fried golden and crispy.  Served hot with a squeeze of lemon or room temperature on a sandwich, I can’t decide which is…

Roasted Leg Of Pork

While I was smoking the pork shoulder I was also roasting a whole leg of pork in my oven.  I was looking after a lunch and needed both meats ready at the same time, otherwise I would have used my…

Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder

First off let me say this isn’t pulled pork.  I don’t like the mushy texture and sauce of pulled pork: I like slices of succulent smoked pork shoulder on a bun with a hit of mustard barbeque sauce. I had…

Pork sirloin

I’ve been buying whole pork loins lately: they come with a lovely pork loin for about two thirds and sirloin for the last third.  The loin is very nice but the sirloin on these pieces is jagged and just isn’t…

Double Smoked Pork Loin

I had enjoyed double smoked bacon when I worked at a German butcher shop during high school but haven’t seen it much since.  It was my monthly or quarterly bacon prep and I was smoking a pork belly and a…

Eating to the bone

Found whole pork legs (hams) for $0.69 a pound so I picked up two.  I love pork and keep finding new uses for it.  After trimming I roasted the bones to see how much meat I could get from what…

Pork season!

Every year in Southern Ontario we get about a month of cheap pork: whole legs and shoulders for ninety nine cents a pound.  I was at Fortinos on Saturday and picked up two whole shoulders.  When I got home I…