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- Joined Feb 6, 2021
I couldn't sucker you in, huh? I guess I'll have to do it myself.....
Oh- there is infinite variation and different stuff out there.....the problem is getting a recipe!!! Most are closely guarded secret unless PDO regulations are available. But the PDO salamis get all the notoriety, while the salami next door in the next little town that might be just as good is overlooked.I've got to admit that I'm a little underwhelmed with the lack of variations in the recipes I've been exposed to so far. Maybe subtle differences is what's it's all about, but I was hoping for a lot more stuff out there to explore spice mix wise..
My feelings were the same. The more I looked around, it became obvious that the favorites in many countries are often very simple recipes of salt, pepper, with some garlic, paprika, pepper powder etc. I just consider it an opportunity to experiment with tastes that I like. Twenty years or so and I'll have a good handle on all this.The last big diameter chorizos I did (which are really shrinking btw), I did with 66% picante/33% dulce - so pretty spicy outcome, I anticipate. (still at 2.5% overall)... I might do a chorizo batch this weekend with much less picante like the first time in medium diameters,
I've got to admit that I'm a little underwhelmed with the lack of variations in the recipes I've been exposed to so far. Maybe subtle differences is what's it's all about, but I was hoping for a lot more stuff out there to explore spice mix wise..
Most all my batches are 5 kilos, which is around 11 pounds. So much easier to work with kilos....especially when figuring the sugars as you can work with percentages easier. I also give away a lot of product. I am currently in Kansas visiting a friend and brought a bunch with me. Gotta clear out the drawers in the frig. if I wanna make more!I hear you re: Clean up... I think my minimum size will continue to be 10 -12 pounds and maybe extend up to 30 pound batches when I've got free space in the cabinets. We tend to go through it pretty quick around here as I entertain and give away take home samples that are vacuum sealed.
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