We have some pretty talented friends. Curing your own meats at home is a long and challenging process, and recently our friend shared some of his delicious home made creations with us.
He cured these meats for at least a month each. What a great investment of time this turned out to be. The various cuts of meat really do take on the intense flavors of the spices on the outside.
Wiki-How shares step-by-step details about how to cure meat at home.
His next project includes curing a large pork belly and another amazing cut of meat from a local farmer, Lick Creek Beef and Pork. Always enjoy visiting the booth at Farmer's Market each Saturday.
Below, the panchetta, which looks a lot like bacon! It was the only one of these cured meats that had to be cooked prior to eating.
I just can't get over how nice these are!