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Jan 3, 2009 02:25 PM

Looking for Salt Pork

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.

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

    1. 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

        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

          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

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

            1. re: futronic

              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.

              1. re: mlukan

                I had no idea there is a difference between salt and salted pork. Can you elaborate?

        2. They carry it at the Loblaws at Christie/Dupont.

          1. When I make homemade perogies, I fry up the pure white salt pork that has a layer of salt on one side, then when it is very chrispy I pour it and the juices over the cooked perogies. This is the way I was taught by my polish grandmother. My problem is, I haven't been able to find the pure white stuff with the layer of salt. Can anyone help? Anywhere in Toronto?

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            1. re: forfad4

              Starsky's or Yummy market will have it. It might be labeled salo.

              1. re: sweetie

                Yummy market does in fact have it. At least, the one in Vaughan does.

                It can be hard to get this time of year.


              2. re: forfad4

                Salt pork white also excellent finely chopped in cabbage rolls

              3. Have you checked Starsky?