Canadian Bacon Qview

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by ptjd, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. ptjd

    ptjd Smoke Blower

    I had a couple of small (skinny)Tenderloins in the freezer so after reading Cowgirls thread, I decided to try. I did a brine on one and a dry cure for the other.
    I used tender quick, brown sugar, garlic, peppercorns and bay leaf for the brine.

    Used tenderquick, brown sugar and msg for the dry rub.

    Since it was small I cured for 4 days then dried and coated with cracked pepper, smoked with pecan at 210 for about 3.5 hours till it reached 161.

    Just wanted to thank Cowgirl for her recipe, this turned out great, I really can't tell a big difference between the brine and dry cure.
     
  2. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great job PDJD! That looks like some tender slices of pork you fixed up. Thanks for the q-vue!
     
  3. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice cure on em there, bud. I just did some cured loin... but as I'm not a big C. bacon fan..it's lunchmeat. Finished in oven to 145° and sliced with my new 12" Weston... performing durn well I might add :{)
     
  4. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    PTJD
    Congrats on the canadian bacon, it looks great !!!
     
  5. ptjd

    ptjd Smoke Blower

    Rich, I can eat it all by itself but do prefer to add to Pizza or Eggs Benedict.
     
  6. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    OMG.... I'm having breakfast withdrawal! Ever add a bit of dill pickle juice to your Hollandaise? Then again..I'm a pickle freak...
     
  7. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    PTJD, that looks great! [​IMG]

    What time is breakfast tomorrow?[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. ptjd

    ptjd Smoke Blower

    Never have but an interesting Idea!

    Shoot you do live in Oklahoma, I'm just north of OKC.[​IMG]
    Did see the great looking Eggs Benedict on your web page also!
     
  9. Nice looking canadian bacon and awesome looking brekkie!! I am hungry all over again...Great Job!!
     
  10. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Heck we're almost neighbors!
    I think your breakfast looks better than mine.[​IMG]
     
  11. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    looking good jd..........got a 3 lb loin, and a 2 lbs center cut loin in dry cure right now.........will be taking em out tuesday......soak......then dry overnite in the fridge for wenesday smoke..........i LOVE c. bacon........

    and like you.......i have to thank curly gurl for the recipe......errr........guess thats COW patty........errr..........cowGIRL........THATS it........hehheh

    love ya cg..........[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  12. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL...luv ya too Deud.[​IMG]
     
  13. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks damn good...............Bet it tasted good to................
     
  14. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    tho.........where's the SLICED pics?

    LOVE to see the pink............... [​IMG]
     

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