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Attention Sausage Makers! Pork Clearance Sales!!

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by Hearth Mistress, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. Hearth Mistress

    Hearth Mistress Minister of Fire

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    With New Years here and gone, many grocery store have plenty of pork butts, shoulders, etc and are marking them down! When I bought my rib roast to make for New Year dinner, I made note of the sell by dates of the other bigger cuts. I went back this evening, knowing the sell by date was tomorrow and bought some whole pork shoulder (what is usually cut into the butt and picnic sections) for .75 a pound and a smaller picnic to make Pernil (a tasty puerto Rican pork roast) for .80 a pound. Go get 'em!!! Then post your recipes and photos :)

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  2. Ehouse

    Ehouse Minister of Fire

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    We've been buying mostly locally raised meat from local butchers and can get great cuts on sale. we love Pork and will certainly try Pernil. Another great latin recipe for pork is Pozole with tomatillos and hominy. Make it with any pork leftovers you can cut into small dice. It would be a good dish for the stove top!

    Ehouse
  3. osagebow

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    Carnitas!
  4. Hearth Mistress

    Hearth Mistress Minister of Fire

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    That's what I made tonight wth the left over Pernil! Yummy!
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    EatenByLimestone Minister of Fire

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    I really want to start making sausage. I bought the equipment, now I need to find skins at a time I want to make them.

    Matt
  6. Hearth Mistress

    Hearth Mistress Minister of Fire

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    I have had luck at a local butcher shop but also at a Russian grocery store, they have them right their in the meat case. If I get in a pinch, the butcher at my big chain grocery can order them. I am assuming you want natural casings, not those plastic film tubes. Next time you see them, just buy them. You can store them in salt for a year or two, plenty of resources on line for storing them but kosher salt works the longest for me, just soak them use them when you're ready.

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