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Peameal Bacon - Canadian Pickled Pork Bacon - Back bacon

 
Peameal Bacon - Canadian Pickled Pork Bacon - Back bacon
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This is an easy to make version of real homemade Canadian Bacon. Also known as peameal bacon in Canada. Works wonderfully for peameal on a bun.

Yield

8

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

5

min

Ready

4

days

Trans-fat Free, Low Carb
 

Ingredients

2 cups water
1 cup apple cider vinegar
¼ cup kosher salt
4 cloves garlic
whole, peeled and smashed
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons mustard seeds
yellow
2 tablespoons red hot pepper sauce
*
1 tablespoon celery seeds
1 bay leaves
*
¼ teaspoon black peppercorns
*
½ pound ice cubes
*
2 pounds pork loin
boneless, trimmed to 1/8 inch fat fresh

Directions

In a suitably sized pot:

Add the water, cider vinegar, salt, mustard seed, hot sauce, celery seed, bay leaf and black peppercorn and bring to the boil over high heat.

Reduce heat and simmer for a few minutes.

Remove from heat and add the ice to cool.

In a large zipper bag, place the pork loin, cooled pickling liquid and remove as much air as possible before sealing.

Even better seal in a vacuum bag.

Refrigerate for at least 4 days and up to two weeks.

Pat dry and roll in cornmeal if you desire a truly authentic Canadian peameal bacon experience.

To keep longer, remove from from the brine after about 1 week and freeze until ready to use.

Note:

In Canada this is called "peameal bacon", with the peameal coming from dried yellow peas that originally were ground into meal and packed around the meat to preserve it.

Today the "peameal" has been replaced by cornmeal. Canadian Bacon is un-cooked, and un-smoked.

Due to the brining, the results will be a juicy and succulent with a sweet, nutty and slightly salty flavor.

Typically serving would be slices, that need a quick sear in a skillet or grill for the classic Canadian roadside treat "Peameal on a Bun".

This is not to be confused with what is sold in the US as "Canadian Bacon".

"Canadian Bacon" sold in grocers in the US isn't REAL Canadian bacon. Americanized Canadian Bacon is usually shaped round, processed, smoked and sometimes pre-sliced ready to eat meat product that is similar to ham.

Peameal Bacon - Canadian Pickled Pork Bacon - Back bacon
Peameal Bacon - Canadian Pickled Pork Bacon - Back bacon

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

Reviews

+5

over 4 years

We always say that homemade foods are the best, have never doubted it. Sean made this peameal bacon recently, it came out great, and it wasn't hard to make at all!

He have made several peameal bacon on the bun with both homemade peameal bacon and homemade whole-wheat buns. No need to say the combination was superb.

Follow this simple recipe to make your own peameal bacon, you will love it!

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Comments


Valrico, United States
 about 2 years ago

You did not mention the garlic or sugar in your directions!!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 223g (7.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 33351% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 3613mg 151%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Sugars g
Protein 65g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 6% Iron 7%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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