Yahoo I Found Pork Bellys!!!

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by smokin for life, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. smokin for life

    smokin for life Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Well I fianally found a place that carries pork belly's. Someone here once told me to try an Asian market. Go figure why would my American stores just laugh when I ask for them, but my little Asian buddies have any part of the pig you want? SOOOooooo I still have a ton of BuckBoard Bacon cure left.The only other time I made bacon I used a butt. Turned out nice, but now I have a real pork belly. This is going to be the longest 10 days. I have 3 belly's so I'll probably do 2 of them. Give one to the neighbor(gave me about 10lbs. smoked salmon, some one from a Jewish deli owed him money so he paid him off with smoked salmon, and he doesn't even like it)and keep one for me. The last one goes in the freezer.[​IMG]
  2. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Sounds good. Let us know how it turns out.
  3. glued2it

    glued2it Master of the Pit

    They do have pork bellies at our local butcher here. I'm glad you found one! can't wait to see how well it comes out! I've been wanting to try it!
  4. Great find!
    I've been looking for pork bellies in our mega-marts to no avail. My wife leaves my side when we approach the meat dept. She's embarrassed when I start questioning about pork belly.
    Thanks to your advice, I will try our Asian markets next.
    Good Luck on the bacon!
  5. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    yeah..........asian........or mexican....are good places to ask for pork cuts that are hard to find anywhere else........basically......any ethnic grocer i would check surprised
  6. gramason

    gramason Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I've done the buckboard with a butt, but hav'nt messed with pork bellies yet, going to have to try. Good luck.

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