Tocino Spam

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Meat Mopper
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Feb 17, 2018
I like Spam, and especially "tocino" Spam. (I like Filipino tocino too) I haven't been able to find it in forever, so, when I saw a YouTube recipe I thought I'd give it a go.

I did adjust the recipe a little, as I wanted it cured, for flavor and color.

I didn't take any pictures at the beginning, because I wasn't sure how it would turn out. I should have, because it's delicious! Next time I'm going to cut the salt back just a little. Here's the recipe, as I made it.

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

I mixed everything in a bowl. The mix seemed very wet, but after several minutes of mixing/squishing it firmed up a bit. I put the mix into the fridge for a few hours to cure. Then I packed it into a glass container and vacuum chamber sealed it.

I sous vide'd it at 155°F for 90 minutes. Then I pulled it out of the water bath, put it on the counter, and put some pie weights on top. Once it cooled for a bit I put it into the fridge overnight.

Then I started taking pictures!

Here is the final product. It turned out great. Like I said, next time I'm going to eliminate the salt, as I think the Tender Quick and seasoning mix have enough on their own.



Meat Mopper
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Feb 17, 2018
I have to say it looks great .
T Q amounts should be 1 1/2 tsp for ground meats and 1 TBLS for whole muscle curing .
Not knocking what you did , just mentioning that and if it was a bit salty I would bet that's why .
That explains everything! Noted!!!
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It looks to me like your TQ usage is pretty close.
I'm seeing 1 1/2 pounds of meat, and you added 1 TBS of TQ.
I would say 1 1/2 lbs of meat calls for 2 1/4 tsp of TQ.
And I would eliminate the extra teaspoon of salt.
Hope this helps.

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