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Keelie wrote:
Apr 10th, 2019 11:12 pm
My first try at bacon. Turned out pretty good, so much better than store bought. I did a pretty basic brine and then smoked it at 180 for 4 hours until it reached 150.
Looks fantastic. So tough to go back to store bought bacon after you have done it yourself!

Nice job!
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Keelie wrote:
Apr 10th, 2019 11:12 pm
My first try at bacon. Turned out pretty good, so much better than store bought. I did a pretty basic brine and then smoked it at 180 for 4 hours until it reached 150.
The Costco's out in BC carry full pork belly like that?? Looks like you did a great job with it!
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Keelie wrote:
Apr 10th, 2019 11:12 pm
My first try at bacon. Turned out pretty good, so much better than store bought. I did a pretty basic brine and then smoked it at 180 for 4 hours until it reached 150.
Bacon is on my hit list....want to do a pork shoulder bacon though which is more meaty and less fatty.
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Frank311 wrote:
Apr 11th, 2019 11:46 am
The Costco's out in BC carry full pork belly like that?? Looks like you did a great job with it!
Some stores do, glad ours is one of them. If your store has the sliced ones chances are good they are slicing off the whole and maybe you can get one. They seem to go pretty fast and have been restocking.. I'm going to do another soon because we gave so much of this away. I split it with a friend who is also trying for the first time.
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Fortunate for you to have your stock of pork bellies vacuum-packed. In the Toronto area we get have ours in the regular styrofoam tray making it difficult to see the fat/meat ratio.
Keelie wrote:
Apr 11th, 2019 7:54 pm
Some stores do, glad ours is one of them. If your store has the sliced ones chances are good they are slicing off the whole and maybe you can get one. They seem to go pretty fast and have been restocking.. I'm going to do another soon because we gave so much of this away. I split it with a friend who is also trying for the first time.
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Frank311 wrote:
Apr 11th, 2019 11:46 am
The Costco's out in BC carry full pork belly like that??
All the ones I've been to usually have pork belly.
They come cut in the case, but you can request whole ones like OP.

Pork shoulder too, but they come 2 in a pack which is about 2 foam trays (since those are cut in half).
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Gutty96 wrote:
Nov 30th, 2018 2:27 pm
Help pick my dinner tonight. Got about an hour or so before I need to start prepping. What did you think? Sausages or steak?

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Don't worry, the loser will just be tomorrow or Sunday's dinner. :)
Those steaks would be atleast $35 at my local Sobeys. (closest thing to me)
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Frank311 wrote:
Oct 23rd, 2018 11:16 am
Costco (Oshawa) carries pork belly now, so I was excited to make some burnt ends! These things tasted like candy.

How fatty are they? My wife and kids whine about fat on their meat.
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baz5 wrote:
Apr 11th, 2019 11:22 pm
Those steaks would be atleast $35 at my local Sobeys. (closest thing to me)
Oh, that was a sale price for sure. Same with the sausages....

Foodlands weekly sales pretty much determine dinner for Friday and Saturday ( if not Sunday as well )
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baz5 wrote:
Apr 11th, 2019 11:23 pm
How fatty are they? My wife and kids whine about fat on their meat.
Pork belly is pretty fatty, but that's what makes it so good. My family has similar feelings about fat, but there were no complaints the last time I made those burnt ends. And there are some great ways to cook pork belly to get the outer layer of fat crispy while rendering the inner/marbled fat to make a very tasty dish.
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Keelie wrote:
Apr 11th, 2019 7:54 pm

Some stores do, glad ours is one of them. If your store has the sliced ones chances are good they are slicing off the whole and maybe you can get one. They seem to go pretty fast and have been restocking.. I'm going to do another soon because we gave so much of this away. I split it with a friend who is also trying for the first time.
Thanks, I’ll have to see if my local store will pack up a whole slab for me. Having it cut into thick slices limits your cooking options I find.
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Apr 11th, 2019 8:52 pm
Fortunate for you to have your stock of pork bellies vacuum-packed. In the Toronto area we get have ours in the regular styrofoam tray making it difficult to see the fat/meat ratio.
Agreed! The last pack I got had some great marbling on the top layer, but the slices on the bottom had no marbling at all, basically a thick layer of fat attached to a thinner layer of protein. The Costco’s out west (AB especially) seem to have better meat options and packaging in general.
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Did some Greek chicken wraps last night.

I prefer the chicken on the bottom, right on the pita, then toppings over that. Wifey likes it on top. She's a little nutty though.
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Tender beef loin on sale this week at my Foodland for dinner tonight. Hopefully I think to take some after pics.

Corn, potatoes and salad are the sides.
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Oil, salt and pepper should be all this needs.

Potatoes and corn going on now. Top shelf to cook slow.
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