Salami Still Good? Can I hang it to dry
I have a hebrew national beef salami that says to keep refrigerated, it's use by date was June 30, 2013. Today is almost a month later. It has been in my refrigerator since I purchased it (it was in the vegie drawer, forgot I had it, behind the potatoes). It used to be I would just throw it away, and regret not remembering it sooner.
However, online research says dates are often arbitrary. In fact, in the case of hebrew national salami, I have even found a few folks on CH that take this salami and hang it unrefrigerated out in the open to dry out.
Is there really something to worry about here or is this salami a cured product even though they say to keep it refrigerated.
1) what is your opinion on eating this?
2) At this point, do you think you could hang it at this point safely?
Thanks in advance everyone,
Maybe it's just me, but I cannot imagine enjoying a HN beef salami that has been dried out. I prefer it moist, then sliced (not too thick, not too thin), pan-fried and eaten with a good deli mustard (Gulden's spicy brown) in a sandwich. That's comfort food to me, considering that's how my mother used to make it for me.
Italian salami, that's a whole other story. Yes, dried is fine (moist OK but not pan-fried like HN) and sliced very thin.