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This Eco-friendly curing kit is a great beginners kit for anyone looking to learn how to cure their own proper dry-cured bacon. The kit uses traditional artisan methods of drawing the moisture out of the meat, which stops the watery texture that you usually get with shop bought bacon.
Why cure your own bacon?
The home-curing trend has been a popular form of learning a new skill and gives you the opportunity to create proper dry-cured bacon or salmon at home. The process draws moisture out of the meat and fish which stops the watery texture you get with shop-bought bacon & salmon. The method used within this kit preserves and flavours through the combination of salts, nitrates, nitrites or sugar.
Sweet Cure (75g) – Salt, Demerara Sugar. Preservatives: Sodium Nitrate
Shelf life: minimum one year but the cures will only lose flavour after that period, they are not dangerous to consume.
Packaging: cardboard, glass, card
Does not include pork.
What cut and how much pork do I need?
We recommend using pork belly from your local butcher or supermarket. You will need 1.5kg of pork belly for the curing mix. You can also use back bacon if you would prefer. We recommend curing for an extra day to ensure the flavour penetrates the meat properly.
How long does it take to cure?
The whole bacon curing process takes 7 days, but only needs 30-60 minutes preparation time.
Can I re-use the kit?
You can reuse all of the contents in the tube, apart from the cures. Just hand wash the muslin. We also sell refill packs of the cures, which you can buy here.
Where do I hang the bacon?
You will need to find a small space in your fridge to hang the bacon. You can use any sort of part in your fridge that will allow the bacon to hang. We recommend using the back of the fridge, the side door or the shelves.
What are nitrates and are they bad for you?
They are a commonly used ingredient which are added to processed meats like bacon, ham, salami, and chorizo. They function as preservatives, helping to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria causing botulism and salmonella. Nitrates are only considered bad for you if cooked at extremely high temperatures and consumed every day.
Ross & Ross Gifts are a small, multi-award-winning food gifts company, based in & around the Cotswolds. We produce a range of food gifts and grocery items that are intended to uplift the traditional British food flavours. Our range includes British BBQ, British Roast, Veggie & Vegan, and Curing Kits for bacon & salmon.
Our priorities and main values include supporting British business and curating quality and original food products that offer a solution for our customers. All of our products, ingredients and packaging are made & sourced from British businesses. Sourcing locally is vital for our business as we believe in the freshest, quality ingredients that are made in smaller batches.
"Our mission is to create original food products and gifts using the best British ingredients and producers.”