This wretched monstrosity is a Mosefund mangalitsa
belly a day into it’s curing process. This was a bit of a process. I really wanted to find an outlet for all this lovely, fragrant oregano
I have. I’ve just never seen it used much in curing. I researched for a solid 2 weeks and came up with this.
is a mountain range in northeast Sicily. So, there are 2 firsts for me here. Making
and using oregano in a cure. This pancetta
is traditionally rolled. However, this being a mangalitsa
belly, it is impossible to roll. I like flat better anyway, I used a little norcino
license. This is a 2 step process. The first step is Sicilian sea salt
, fennel pollen
, and cure #2 and/or vinegar
, I say and/or because the vinegar can either be used at this point or the next in the rinse phase. This is left for about 1-2 weeks. It is then rinsed, again, with the vinegar if you didn’t use it in the first step. Then, black pepper, peperoncino
and more oregano are applied to the exposed flesh and let it dry for a month or 2. See you in April with the results.