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Offline 3rensho

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Tesa - WOW!!
« on: June 02, 2011, 02:48:20 am »
I made a small batch (1 kg) of Tesa using the recipe in Paul Bertolli's book "Cooking by Hand".  If you haven't tried it yet you're missing something.  The spices, garlic and red wine come thru nicely.  This is what's left.  It's not smoked but delicious nevertheless.



« Last Edit: June 11, 2011, 03:49:00 am by 3rensho »
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Re: Tresa - WOW!!
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2011, 02:55:11 am »
That looks great.

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Re: Tresa - WOW!!
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2011, 04:37:27 am »

Looks great.   What is it?

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Re: Tresa - WOW!!
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2011, 04:50:28 am »
Looks like bacon!   ;D

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Re: Tresa - WOW!!
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2011, 04:52:58 am »
Ya what is it and can you post the recipe?

Offline wyoduke

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Re: Tresa - WOW!!
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2011, 05:08:10 am »
Ya what is it and can you post the recipe?
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Re: Tresa - WOW!!
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2011, 06:35:42 am »
There is a misspelling here, the correct is Tesa.. and those that said bacon are right..
 here is a link that will help...

http://homemadebacon.wordpress.com/2010/08/06/charcuterie-tesa/
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Re: Tresa - WOW!!
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2011, 06:40:11 am »

Thanks G9!   I'm terrified of dry curing anything, but that one I can handle.

I see a familiar name in the comments of that post as well..   ;)

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Re: Tresa - WOW!!
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2011, 07:04:52 am »

Thanks G9!   I'm terrified of dry curing anything, but that one I can handle.

I see a familiar name in the comments of that post as well..   ;)

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Re: Tesa - WOW!!
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2011, 07:35:37 am »
My bad - that was a typo that got lodged into my brain.  
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Re: Tresa - WOW!!
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2011, 10:40:47 am »
I've got a niece named Tesa.  ;D



Oh Ya,,,, that hunk of belly looks GREAT.  :o

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Re: Tresa - WOW!!
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2011, 10:47:58 am »

That book looks interesting...   I might snag a copy next time I get an Amazon gift card.

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Re: Tresa - WOW!!
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2011, 12:26:20 am »
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Re: Tresa - WOW!!
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2011, 02:00:47 am »
Looks really good. Your finished bacon looks almost like triple smoked. Reading the directions it is very simple to make. The curing is the same as belly bacon. In the NY Times article, I just don't agree with pouring off the liquid each day..


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Re: Tresa - WOW!!
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2011, 04:57:31 am »
No I didn't either Habs so I cured it wet in a plastic bag with the wine and spices for eight days then washed it off and let it dry on a rack in the fridge for three days.  It is dead simple to make and delicious.
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