Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Lardo Project

Finally, I got around to try myself on creating my very own Lardo.
As the original Margaliza is not an easy thing to get your hands on I talked to my preferred butcher and got a nice slab of bacon off of a "Schwäbisch-Hällisches Landschwein" - a wonderful German breed of pork, indeed!

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So, I took it home and based on some web research I created my very own spicing based on the list below and gave it one last good rub.

  • sea salt
  • pepper
  • rosemary
  • sage
  • bay leaf
  • juniper
  • nutmeg
  • allspice (pimento)
  • cinnamon
Now, packed away in a cool place this project is resting and maturing until mid-January to hopefully become my very first home made Lardo. I will keep you updated.

And, before someone asks: If this is a success I will consider getting that marble pot - but for this first tryal I refused to get the budget for that.

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