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    How do you cook salt pork?

    My lady who is a chef is parboiling it for tomorrow. As an American BBQ guy this is weird to me. Can the British lads chime in please.

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    Filipinos live on the stuff - generally BBQ it. Matter of fact, some is on the grill in the garden right now - I can smell it. Family is out of town, and I don't eat it, so the gals must be cooking it for themselves.

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    I would think she is parboiling it to get most of the salt out and and to get it cooked or semi cooked. It can then be used in bean dishes, or fried up crispy. The rendered fat is also really nice for cooking and imparts a great flavor of pork.

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    ^ ^^ Thanks boys! AO you validated her efforts. I will post up pics in the dinner thread tomorrow. Love my TD community. Anyway on the piss as usual. Life is good.

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    This is a huge pig farm province. Every time I drive to Manila, I pass loads of trucks transporting pigs to market there.

    Thus, pork is plentiful, and cheap, here. BBQ pork belly is one of the reasons for the incredibly high levels of hypertension here. And obesity.

    But, speaking of obesity, wife's sister and her daughter are here visiting from Texas. The sister is slightly shorter than my wife, and outweighs her by at least 50 lbs. The daughter, who has never lived anywhere but Texas, is a few years older than my twins, and beats their combined weight.

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    As a base - hearty soups, stews, beans, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    But, speaking of obesity, wife's sister and her daughter are here visiting from Texas. The sister is slightly shorter than my wife, and outweighs her by at least 50 lbs. The daughter, who has never lived anywhere but Texas, is a few years older than my twins, and beats their combined weight.
    I must admit that I am guilty of this shit. However it is different for me. I drink my calories. Seattle has almost no fast food chains they all went out of business. The people here just don't eat that. It really is a smart populace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    But, speaking of obesity, wife's sister and her daughter are here visiting from Texas. The sister is slightly shorter than my wife, and outweighs her by at least 50 lbs. The daughter, who has never lived anywhere but Texas, is a few years older than my twins, and beats their combined weight.
    Which slogan to use Davis? Things are bigger in Texas, or Dont mess with Texas.

    "One big state". That was a really big laugh and hit home with our encounters as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post

    Seattle has almost no fast food chains they all went out of business.
    No they didn't....they just moved to Texas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post


    "One big state".
    It's quite sad, really, The daughter just turned 21 and was terrified of making her first trip here and meeting all of her cousins. She told her mother, "They're all tiny people. I'll be the biggest, and here I'm just like everyone else."

    Sad commentary..especially as she's a very nice kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    I would think she is parboiling it to get most of the salt out and and to get it cooked or semi cooked. It can then be used in bean dishes, or fried up crispy. The rendered fat is also really nice for cooking and imparts a great flavor of pork.
    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    ^ ^^ Thanks boys! AO you validated her efforts. I will post up pics in the dinner thread tomorrow. Love my TD community. Anyway on the piss as usual. Life is good.
    Correct - Brining pork is used to preserve it, and often has pink salt added as well which is what makes it become Ham rather than pork. Not boiling it means it is very salty if you cook it in the oven or pan.

    I would usually roast it or BBQ it. Roasting is preferred because the cold cuts become very good home made ham there after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus
    I would usually roast it or BBQ it. Roasting is preferred because the cold cuts become very good home made ham there after.
    We Yanks must use the fattier cut as there are three. Ours would be bacon in the end not ham. Very much as our bacon vs your bacon. Both are killer in my opinion.

    Start with something like this.



    End up with this.


    These are stock photo's I googled. Not mine, but pretty damn similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus
    I would usually roast it or BBQ it. Roasting is preferred because the cold cuts become very good home made ham there after.
    We Yanks must use the fattier cut as there are three. Ours would be bacon in the end not ham. Very much as our bacon vs your bacon. Both are killer in my opinion.
    Funny you should say this. Last week in the butchers shop I picked up what I thought was pork belly on the bone. Usually I would get it cut too size fresh, but I saw this piece in vac packed and thought it was perfect for our needs.

    Took it home, salted it a little, hot over 200 C for 45 mins, 100 C for 2 hours. Then got it out and discovered I had made a cock up and it was salted, and was like eating a block of salt. So, I popped it in the fridge in water over night, sliced it thin the next morning and made bacon with it, and it was lovely.

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    I don't reckon I've seen salted pork belly here.....

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    I'm not "here", but rather I left "here" in November, and now I am "here"... a different "here" that has all sorts in their butchers shops.


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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    Not mine, but pretty damn similar
    Good ole stick to the ribs home made pork n beans.

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    Thanks all plenty of good info here. Pseudo I owe you a green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post

    Seattle has almost no fast food chains they all went out of business. The people here just don't eat that. It really is a smart populace.
    I think it's more a factor of the $15 dollar an hour minimum wage than smarts.

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    Ive never heard of salt pork before. Is that the same as gammon?
    Any pictures Snub?


    I had a nice salt beef sandwich before

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    I think it's more a factor of the $15 dollar an hour minimum wage than smarts.
    Completely wrong Davis. Most chain fast food places with a few exceptions went out of business years ago long before the $15 minimum wage which has had literally no negative effect on the economy here. You can not find one single business here that closed because of it.

    People just make different choices here as far as food is concerned. Chain restaurants do not do well inside the city limits. Out in the suburbs it is a different story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    Ive never heard of salt pork before. Is that the same as gammon?
    Its pork belly which is rare on the shelves of the grocery stores in the states. Most of it is cut into American style bacon.

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    Any pictures Snub?
    It looks like the first picture Aging one posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post

    You can not find one single business here that closed because of it.
    Interesting. Google has a different take, Although there are a mix of opinions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub
    pork belly
    We call it belly pork where i come from
    Belly Pork Strips in Barbecue Sauce | Delia Online

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post

    You can not find one single business here that closed because of it.
    Interesting. Google has a different take, Although there are a mix of opinions.
    There have been several debunked articles claiming restaurants where closing that came from right wing blogs. They were outright lies. The article below debunks the BS from the right wing echo chamber;


    Truth Needle: Is $15 wage dooming Seattle restaurants? Owners say no | The Seattle Times

    The right has no shame in pushing lies. Sad thing is they propagate on the internet for years. There is one article that has been up from the start claiming that restaurants are closing at an "alarming" rate. The claim is utterly laughable to anyone who is living here. The economy is booming in Seattle and I can not keep up with the amount of new restaurants that keep opening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    We call it belly pork where i come from
    A yes. Gonna be good eating for sure.

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