Last week, there was some small conversation about meat. Ted mentioned he liked prosciutto, I mentioned a preference for pancetta, and hey presto - a new NSSR was born!
Spring/early summer means barbecues, that means all sorts of meaty goodness over an open fire. So, this week's question set is designed to make you hungry - or, I guess, to disgust you, if you're a vegetarian. But we'll cover that too!
1. Do you have an opinion in the great prosciutto/pancetta debate? Any other Italian cured pork products you love?
2. Bacon. It's rapidly becoming overplayed, but it's still really good. Most inventive use of bacon you've seen that you'd actually eat?
3. Barbecuing. Pro or con? What's your go-to grilling food?
4, Slow-cooked meats. I'm particularly partial to kalua pork, especially because it's so easy: six pound pork butt, 1/4 tsp sea salt rubbed over the meat, a very small dash of liquid smoke, all put in a crock pot low and slow for 24 hours. That's it, and at the end of the 24 hours you have delicious, delicious pork. Any other good slow-cooked meat recipes you like?
5. If you're a vegetarian, do you bring your own veggie food to other people's cookouts? What are some of your standbys - are you a soy-burger type person, a portobello fan, or is there another food you use as a go-to in barbecue-type situations?
Also, anything else you'd care to chat about is of course fair game...have at it.