I was out of bacon (hang my head in shame). Fortunately I had the side pork (Americans call it belly pork) my brother had brought me from Loves Custom Meats in Vegreville. I decided to make it special by double smoking it. Continue reading Double Smoked Side Bacon
I have been experimenting with Berbere Spice for a couple of posts. While I was using it, I had this thought that the complex spiciness would be great in bacon. I am totally unable to resist trying these ideas so, I decided to make some back (Americans call it Canadian) bacon with some Berbere Spice in the cure. I used my A-MAZE-N-TUBE-SMOKER to cold smoke it one day and them my Louisiana Grills Pellet smoker to do a second hot smoke to finish it the next day. Continue reading Double Smoked Berbere Bacon
A Homage to Pork!
OK, I admit it. I love pork. I like all kinds of pork. I decided it was time to do a dish that reflected my love of pork in all its forms. Welcome to Quatre Cochons de Montagne (Four Mountain Pigs). Of course, one of the best ways to cook pork is in the smoker, so the Louisiana Grills Pellet Smoker was the chosen tool. Continue reading Quatre Cochons de Montagne
When I make bacon, the end pieces are strongly smoked and aren’t nice cooked on their own. So, I decided to use them to make Bacon Barley Soup. Don’t worry if you don’t smoke your own bacon, you could substitute regular bacon or back (Canadian to Americans) bacon. Continue reading Bacon Barley Soup
The latest thing amongst smokers are burgers formed around the bottom of a can and stuffed. They look great but I thought you could do the same with a small amount of breakfast sausage and made a great appetizer. Sausage Cups are the result. Continue reading Sausage Cups
Some food is so easy and so good that you just have to make it again and again. This is one of those dishes.
I Finally Found Some Side Pork
I started smoking food about 2 years ago and I love it. However, I wanted to make bacon. Not back or buckboard bacon. Just bacon. It is known as side bacon here in Canada and Streaky Bacon in England. Bacon. Continue reading Bacon
I needed some more back bacon. For you Americans, what you call Canadian bacon, Canadians call back bacon. Get it right will you. Continue reading Pepper Back (Canadian) Bacon
I have only been smoking food for a couple of years. I have always meant to try a fatty but I just never got around to it. When we were having our non-traditional ham for Canadian Thanksgiving, my friend suggested we should do a Turkey Fatty. So we did. There is a video of the project at the end of the post. Continue reading Turkey Fatty, A First!