It’s Duck!April 25, 2011
Here’s the good news:
It worked! It is bona fide duck prosciutto!
Here’s the bad news:
It turns out (much like jerky) I don’t like duck prosciutto! Boo 😦 It’s just a little too ducky for my taste… which is such a bummer!
On Saturday morning, Dave and I went down to Eastern Market (the huge Farmer’s Market in Detroit) and found a butcher in central shed who set up shop (display cases with whole pigs’ heads and everything). We got an eight pound pork belly for $2.22 per pound! (This is compared to the $8-10 per pound when you special order it from a butcher shop). I cut it in half and am curing the first half to see about homemade bacon. I just hope I haven’t ruined bacon for myself – it came skin on.. which meant little piggy hairs and piggy nipples (it’s pig on the pig, Susanna!)… a bit disturbing and not something I was completely prepared for.
Anyway, I will keep you updated on the progress.