I just got 6 packages of fresh pork loin for making canadian bacon but I do not have time to smoke them until 3-4 weeks from now. I think I will need to freeze them for part of this time to avoid spoilage. Is it better to first cure the pork loin (using Morton Tender Quick) before freezing them until I have time to defrost and smoke them later, or is it better to freeze them uncured until I am ready to cure and smoke them later. In other words, will freezing the pork after it is cured and before it is smoked affect the taste or texture or does it not matter?
Thanks in advance for any advice on this.