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Sopressatta di Calabria

post #1 of 10
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Just finished drying these.




As with my recent cured salamis I followed Len Poli's formulation.

Almost 5 weeks dry time...40% loss.
post #2 of 10
I can almost taste them.

Do you cryovac them to stop them from continuing to dry out.
post #3 of 10

Nice looking salumi. Thumbs Up

post #4 of 10
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Thank you. Yes, I vac-pac them.
post #5 of 10
Looks great! In gearing up to finally get a curing chamber up and running.
post #6 of 10
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The only problem with vacpacking is the mold vanishing.
post #7 of 10
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I bought some imported sopressatta to compare. Mine tastes nothing like that. The store bought doesn't seem to be fermented; is much dryer; seems the meat was diced , not ground (I remember seeing an old school recipe with diced meat). Also seems there is more chili or paprika in it (judging by colour). I liked it though. But I like mine better.
post #8 of 10

I'd be careful with this one. What makes a Calabrian soppressata special is the peppers. Len Poli doesn't really push standards of identity... My argument is like if you were making a Chorizo and I told you not to use Pimenton, would it be Chorizo? Same applies here. Not using an imported pepper powder or paste from Calabria I would have a hard time calling it Soppressata di Calabria... They also don't use beef middles in a traditional Calabrese, but a hog middle. Color should be deep red too.

 

I sell all Calabrian products, and can help if you'd like in making an authentic product. I linked you to the authentic products used in Calabria...

 

post #9 of 10
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Ha! Ha! I actually don't have any authentic ingredient in this sausage. But that's how Len P called it , and since I used his formulation...

As much as we want we won't make authentic salumi with industrial pork.

Thank you for commenting.

Both Poli's and Rhulman's recipe indicate a very small amount of pepper product (flakes). What would be the % of pepper products in an authentic formulation?
Edited by atomicsmoke - 11/29/15 at 2:29pm
post #10 of 10

I made Sopressatta yesterday and I used Calabrian peppers.  those suckers aren't cheap. 

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