How to Cure and Smoke Pancetta

Use your Alto-Shaam smoker to cold smoke and add flavor to cured meats

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How to Cure and Smoke Pancetta Recipe
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We use the recipes and procedures in this book

We use the recipes and procedures in this book

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Raw belly

Raw belly

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Combine all ingredients in robot coupe.  Pack mixture around belly. Cure in the refer covered until firm about 4-6 weeks. You may have to drain off water and add more cure

Combine all ingredients in robot coupe. Pack mixture around belly. Cure in the refer covered until firm about 4-6 weeks. You may have to drain off water and add more cure

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Rinse off cure

Rinse off cure

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Pat dry

Pat dry

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Roll tightly in cheesecloth

Roll tightly in cheesecloth

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Tightly tie

Tightly tie

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Tie off the end and leave enough string for hanging

Tie off the end and leave enough string for hanging

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Hang in your cureing cabinet. We use our QC 40 set at 60F (15C) and let  cure for about 1 - 2 weeks.

Hang in your cureing cabinet. We use our QC 40 set at 60F (15C) and let cure for about 1 - 2 weeks.

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Now that they are cured and firm it's time to smoke

Now that they are cured and firm it's time to smoke

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Put wet chips into smoke box

Put wet chips into smoke box

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We are using our 767SKIII oven from Alto-Shaam.  After loading the wood chips put an ice pan over the smoke box to keep the oven cool.

We are using our 767SKIII oven from Alto-Shaam. After loading the wood chips put an ice pan over the smoke box to keep the oven cool.

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Cold smoke for 30 min and leave in the oven for 90 min.  To let the smoke penetrate the meat.

Cold smoke for 30 min and leave in the oven for 90 min. To let the smoke penetrate the meat.

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Untie

Untie

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Ready to slice and enjoy

Ready to slice and enjoy

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Meat is slightly smokie with beautiful color

Meat is slightly smokie with beautiful color

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Ingredients

Per belly 
8 Garlic cloves 
4 Teaspoons Pink salt 
4 Ounces Kosher salt 
4 Tablespoons Cracked pepper 
3 Tablespoons Juniper berries 
4 Bay leaves 
1 Teaspoon Nutmeg 
5 Sprigs Thyme 
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