This is a recipe for basic, unsmoked bacon, Called ‘green bacon,’ it is an unsmoked lightly cured pork belly made with just salt and spices, no nitrates. It’s not that I am against nitrates, but sometimes I like a lightly cured, fresher-tasting bacon with my sautéed greens, pasta or beans. A quick word on “uncured”
Charcuterie and Cured Meats
A huge selection of recipes for all forms of charcuterie, ranging from salami to fresh sausages, hams, bacon and other smoked meats and fish, to terrines, pates and even things like scrapple.
Some of my most popular recipes are for Basic Salami, Mexican Chorizo, a wintertime Wild Game Terrine, and Sheboygan Bratwurst for summer grilling.
A classic German sausage made from white meats and flavored with lemon, parsley and spices.
Smoked Venison Backstrap
This is how I smoke venison loin so it comes out like the best roast beef. Great for sandwiches!
Here’s how to make duck bacon at home. Duck bacon is cured duck breast that is then smoked and sliced. You can eat it cooked or uncooked.
How to make cotechino at home, from pork and other meats. Cotechino is an Italian, cooked sausage commonly served with lentils.
Homemade Sheboygan Brats
This was the first sausage I ever learned to make, in Wisconsin. It’s a traditional “white brat” made with veal, pork, or turkey.
How to Make Rillettes
How to make rillettes from scratch at home. Rillettes are a sort of rough pate that is great with pork, wild game and fatty fish.
Salmon jerky is salmon candy taken farther, so it’s drier and keeps longer. Also works with large trout.