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Jan 7, 2010 07:56 PM

mojama in calgary?

almost scared to inquire i seem to be looking for the rarest stuff all the time,but has anyone seen this around.also called mochama .basically a tuna proscuito .im trying to cure it myself and need an example

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  1. hmmm, i'm not so sure you'll get the same results as they do in Andalucia without the Iberian sun and wind...and of course the fresh Mediterranean Sea salt ;)

    seriously though, try your local Spanish market. if you can't find it locally, you can order it online:

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      im preatty sure i can come up with a simular product .it will be authentic albertan mojama.i think ill call it ,hmm, salt cured what a concept.i betcha it will stick you know of any spanish markets in calgary.?i live out of town.

    2. I'd be curious how your effort to make mojama goes. I would think that at certain times of the year in Calgary, with the dry climate, it could be left to hang in a cool part of a basement, with the occasional fan moving the air around.

      I've made bacon, pancetta and guanciale very successfully here using the same approach.

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      1. re: Scary Bill

        ive got other means.i make my own cured meats as got any good recipes ya wanna share?

        1. re: howlin

          A pancetta recipe I like came from Chow:

          I use Demarara sugar usually instead of standard brown.

          The gualciale recipe that I like is Mario Batali's:

          I altered it a bit once and Mrs Scary tore a strip off me because it just wasn't the same. "Sprigs" means big sprigs, not small ones. Mario's favourite herb seems to be thyme.

          This is my cured meat bible:

          1. re: Scary Bill

            i have that book as well ,not bad ,i have one called preserved thats really good.thanx for the help all .where do you get the jowls?

            1. re: howlin

              You can order them from Red Deer Lake Meats and pick them up at their plant just south of Calgary. They're pretty cheap.

              Where did you get "Preserved"?

              1. re: Scary Bill

                i found it at my local coop in the canning isle,i havent seen it there was a good find.

                1. re: Scary Bill

                  i seem to remember seeing it at winners of all places