Tocino Spam, version 2

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bacon_crazy510

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I really enjoyed the first Tocino Spam I made, but I wanted to tone down the salt a little. I'm very happy with the latest batch.

Here's the latest version...

1) lbs ground pork, partially emulsified
1/2) pound minced ham
3) tablespoons sugar
2) tablespoons cornstarch
1) tablespoon Morton's Tender Quick
1/2 cup water
1) packet "Mama Sita's Tocino Seasoning"

I ground the ham, and partially emulsified the pork in a food processor. I added the ice cold water to the pork, so it took a little more elbow grease to mix the batch this time.

Once mixed, I vacuum chamber sealed it, and let it cure in the fridge for 2 hours.

I sous vide it at 155°f for 90 minutes, removed it from the water bath, weighed it down with pie weights and put it in the fridge overnight.

I unmolded it this morning and fried up a few slices. It is perfect... Just what I am after.

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Very interesting, I might even try some.
I just never liked Spam because of all the salt.
But making it myself, I could control that.
Thanks for posting this, I have it bookmarked!
Al
 
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Dave in AZ

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Looks good. Can you, or anyone else, describe what Tocino flavoring from mamasitas is like? Is this a common spam flavor, wondering what the dominant spices are and why tocino was chosen for the spam? Thx!
 

Dave in AZ

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Looks good. Can you, or anyone else, describe what Tocino flavoring from mamasitas is like? Is this a common spam flavor?
... just looked it up:
'CANE SUGAR, SALT, ANNATTO POWDER AND CITRIC ACID (ADDED TO ENHANCE TARTNESS).'

So basically the 3 things needed for spam plus annato. Nice! My wife may like this.

Edit...LOL! I just walked into pantry to see what kind of Filipino spices my wife may have bought at store I didn't know about, and here at very front of our seldom used premixed spices is Tocino! Guess I'm making this!
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