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Spiced Ham with Homegrown Hot Peppers - Page 2
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If you'd laid it out flat and coated it with your peppers and seasonings first, then rolled up and netted, it'd be a dead ringer for Capicola (Capocollo, capicollo or capicolla or coppa) which is a dry-cured and/or fermented pork shoulder meat sliced thin; very good job! One of the most requested top tier meats in the deli, esp. in NY! Brings back the memories! Hmmmm, don't even know if you could find any here in Texas! I'll have to look once they let me drive again!
Probably a combination of both; seam it out until you get to a whole muscle group that you'd want to split to keep it even. As I remember, capicola had the peppers and spices rolled up into it like a swiss roll plus coated on the outside; that's the way all the little shops that produced all the fantastic Italian pastries and deli meats prepared it in Utica, NY. My boss was straight from the old country and would tell volumes about how these were made 'back when he was a boy in Italy'! We'd go to visit stores and always ended up in an true, old-country Italian restaurant for dinner - minimum 7 course meals... ohhhh..... sooo good! There was also one in Massena, NY he'd take me to... Violi's if I remember correctly.... old world Italian... all the things I'm not supposed to eat...lol! And on Oneida St. in Utica.... Fellatico's... made all their own sausages and pastas and sold them uncooked, I'd finish at Oneida St. store and go across the street and pick up dinner, it'd be unthawed by the time I got home (90 - 120 min drive) and we'd heat'n'serve! That was in the 80's tho, don't even know if they're still there.
I got one in the frig that I rolled out Pops. After you mentioned it I thought I'd give it a shot. plus it should be cured in a couple days being only an inch thick.
Here's some teaser-view till I get it cooked;
Roller out as a swiss roll. Thanks for the terminology Pop's. never heard it before.
Rubbed down and starting to roll back up.
Damn that pretty much spoils my next weekend thread, stay tune for the results