August 25, 2008 by seanbrock
It doesn’t get much better than this. In my opinion you can’t find a better pig. Every time I order pork from Emile I am just blown away.
This pig dressed out at 260 pounds. This is a Spotted Poland China. Gorgeous.
We cured the entire animal in one day
Below was the plan of action
The head was cured and braised with the trotters for a terrine that we have been pan frying and serving with beets and truffles.
The shoulders were used for some beautiful salumi.
The loins are being cured for lonzino
Excess fat is rendered for cooking
The livers are used for terrines and pates.
The Bellies are being cured for honey bacon
One back leg will be proscuitto
The other back leg will be Country Ham
The Fat back (which was four inches thick!!) is being brined for lardo
The skins have been braised and dehydrated for pork rinds.
Nothing went into the garbage…nothing…this is why pigs are the greatest animals alive.
Thanks to Emile for doing what he does……….