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substitute for salt pork?

gandro Apr 25, 2010 07:15 PM

I'm making a recipe for New England clam chowder that calls for Salt Pork.
I can't seem to find Salt Pork anywhere. Is bacon a reasonable substitute?

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  1. monku RE: gandro Apr 25, 2010 07:19 PM

    Bacon is fine.
    Worked in a restaurant and used only bacon and their clam chowder was the talk of the town at the time. .

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      Jackh RE: gandro Apr 25, 2010 07:35 PM

      If you don't mind the smoke flavor try smoked ham hocks or turkey wings. BTw, I find most chain supermarkets have salt pork.

      1. nomadchowwoman RE: gandro Apr 25, 2010 08:47 PM

        IMHO, bacon is better.

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