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Looking for Salt Pork

mlukan Jan 3, 2009 02:25 PM

I'm making my first batch of New England clam chowder and need some salt pork. Ive never heard of it and this would be my first time using it. I checked all over SLM but no luck. They didn't seem to have a clue what I was talking about. Here is a description. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_pork

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  1. grandgourmand RE: mlukan Jan 3, 2009 02:30 PM

    i saw it at sobey's in the fresh meat section. used in baked beans too

    1. jayt90 RE: mlukan Jan 3, 2009 02:37 PM

      The esteemed meat counters at SLM don't know from salt pork ?
      You could use the fatty parts of a mild bacon (Schneider's or Maple Leaf), or pancetta , again the fatty parts.
      I have seen small pieces of salt pork at a well stocked Loblaw (Liverpool Rd.)

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      1. re: jayt90
        mlukan RE: jayt90 Jan 3, 2009 03:30 PM

        I know! I trust SLM butchers but I have a feeling I was asking the wrong person at every counter. I talked to someone at whitehouse who seemed to know what he was talking about and told me to go downstairs to European Delight, and that they were the only ones who carry it. I talked to Boris and he told me he might go get some on Wednesday but no promises.

        1. re: mlukan
          futronic RE: mlukan Jan 3, 2009 04:12 PM

          Once again, for all your pork-related needs, try giving O Nosso Talho a call. Two locations - Bloor between Dufferin and Ossington, and the other on Dundas.

          1. re: futronic
            mlukan RE: futronic Jan 3, 2009 05:09 PM

            Never heard of this place, but it's so close to me, thanks!

            1. re: futronic
              mlukan RE: futronic Jan 8, 2009 10:47 AM

              O Nosso Talho did not carry salt pork. Loblaws at Christie/Dupont on the other hand did. Thanks for the replies people. I had a real problem trying to explain that i needed salt pork and not salted pork. I guess for now on I'm going to say salt pork bellies, much easier.

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          thebutcher RE: mlukan Jan 3, 2009 02:39 PM

          They carry it at the Loblaws at Christie/Dupont.

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