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Maple flavored Canadian Bacon smoked with apple wood

paqmanpaqman Posts: 2,547
edited August 2012 in Pork
This was super easy to prepare...

Water + pink salt + salt + sugar + piece of pork loin in a ziploc bag for 48 hours.
Rubbed with maple sugar and rested in the fridge for 12 hours.
Smoked with apple wood in the egg for 2 hours @ 250 (dome) until the meat reached 150F.

The taste is great!  It will be fantastic with eggs benedict tomorrow morning!


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  • AleBrewerAleBrewer Posts: 555
    Looks good! I have about 7lbs of pork loin in a wet cure/brine right now. Hope to smoke it tomorrow sometime.
  • Looks awsome!  Thats next on my list of curing projects.

    Simi Valley, California
  • paqmanpaqman Posts: 2,547
    This was a test and I can't believe how easy it was.  I'll freeze this piece and see how good it is after un-freezing.  If the test is is conclusive,  I'll purchase a whole loin at costco.  I paid way too much at my butcher for this piece...

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  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,390
    @pagman looks really good . What where the ratio's of the ingredients you used ?
    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
  • AleBrewerAleBrewer Posts: 555
    It freezes very well. I usually do a whole loin....slice it....and freeze in small foodsaver bags.
  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,023
    Maple sugar and apple wood is a killer combo on any piece of pork.
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,523
    Looks great.  On my to do list for sure.
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  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,060
    I love Canadian Bacon, big wow factor.  Your cook looks great.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • paqmanpaqman Posts: 2,547
    @pagman looks really good . What where the ratio's of the ingredients you used ?
    @bigphil

    Brine:
    -4 liters water
    -350 grams kosher salt
    -225 grams sugar
    -42 grams prague powder #1 (pink salt)

    Meat:
    2 kilogram boneless pork loin (fat/sinew/silver skin removed)
    (The piece of meat that I used weighted 800 grams)  

    1. Combine all the brine ingredients and bring to a simmer to disolve the salt and sugar. Let cool to room temperature then refrigerate until chilled. 

    2. Cover the meat (make sure it is submerged) with the chilled brine and let rest 48 hours in the fridge (I used a large ziploc bag as a container and about 1/4 the brine solution)

    3.  Remove the meat from the brine and rinse it with cold water then pat it dry (discard the brine).  Rub the meat with maple sugar and place on a plate.  Refrigerate, uncovered, for 12-24 hours.

    4.   Smoke on the egg @ 250F (dome) until the meat reaches 147-150F.

    The brine recipe comes from the book "Charcuterie".  The recipe did not call for the maple sugar rub but it was really good!

     





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  • AleBrewerAleBrewer Posts: 555
    Same recipe I used, but I added the sage, garlic, and thyme.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    edited August 2012
    Yeah. I think the real "Charcuterie" recipe (ruhlman/polcyn) has the herbs plus garlic

    Much better with the additional flavors
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  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,390
    @paqman Thank!!!
    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • paqmanpaqman Posts: 2,547
    edited August 2012
    stike said:

    Yeah. I think the real "Charcuterie" recipe (ruhlman/polcyn) has the herbs plus garlic

    Much better with the additional flavors

    @stike I'm not sure the herbs would have been a good blend with the maple sugar. It may be just me, when it comes to maple sugar, I'm a purist.

    BTW, thanks for making the initial posts about Charcuterie. It is a great book. I also made the italian sausages recipe from the book and they were great!

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  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,060
    Yeah. I think the real "Charcuterie" recipe (ruhlman/polcyn) has the herbs plus garlic Much better with the additional flavors
    That's the one I use.

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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    I always add maple. There's no real purist recipe for this stuff.
    I use brown sugar and maple to make up the total sugar amount. The aromatics basically hit it out of the park
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    ... Also. followup Just wanted to post the full ruhlman recipe. Mod as desired

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  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,023
    One more page bookmarked. Thanks for the recipes/ideas!
  • AleBrewerAleBrewer Posts: 555
    I just fried up a test piece of my back bacon....a bit too salty, so I have it soaking in cold water for 30 min.

    Also fried up a couple of eggs to go with it....and Stike is right....the aromatics make this bacon so much better. Can't wait to try it after smoking it.
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