I made a couple of pounds of tasso recently using Ruhlman's recipe. I then hot smoked and froze it. I need to find an excuse to use some!! This is after just a short time in the cure Rubbed up for the cooker Finished and ready to vacuum pack in individual bags I keep thinking I'm going to give some to my supervisor who is from Meterie, LA, but I'm just not sure I like him that much!!