Ever wanted to make a Salami without nitrites/nitrates but was concerned about safety? No worries because today I’m going to show you how to do it. The secret is in a particular ingredient called EcoCure #2. This is a nitrate/nitrite alternative when it comes to curing meats!! It’s an all-natural product that uses fruit and herb extracts to safely cure your meat!!
Follow basic salami preparation practices when making this sausage.
- Clean and sanitize all of your equipment.
- Keep your meat and grinder parts super cold (under 34f or 1c) during the grinding process.
- Rehydrate your starter culture (in non-chlorinated water) for 30 minutes prior to use.
- Mix your very chilled mincemeat (under 34f or 1c), seasonings, and starter culture till the mince becomes very tacky.
- Tightly stuff the mince into casings and prick out any air pockets.
- Record the starting weight and the target weight of each salami link.
- Brush with protective mold culture (unless you plan on cold smoking)
- Hang the salami to ferment.
- After the pH target has been hit, hang the salami to dry till the weight loss target has been achieved.
- Remove from the drying chamber, slice thinly, and enjoy.
Here are a few things you might find useful when making salami.
- EcoCure #2 (No Nitrite Curing Salt)
- Calabrian Pepper Powder
- Bacteria Starter Cultures
- Protective Mold for Salami
- Insta Cure #2 (Curing Salt with Nitrites/Nitrates)
- Iodophor Sanitizer
- MK4 Thermapen (Accurate Thermometer)
- Sausage Pricker
- Apera pH Meter with Bluetooth
- Dry Curing Cabinet
- Kotai Chef Knife
- Sausage Stuffers
- Meat Grinder
- Meat Mixers
- Stuffing Horn Cleaner
- Butcher Twine & Dispenser
- Small accurate Scale for spices
- Large Capacity Scale (33 pounds)
- Meat Slicer
- Drying rack and tray
- Custom Cutting Board
- InkBird Controllers temp & Humidity
- Dehumidifier Eva Dry 1100
- Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier
- Heavy Duty Kitchen Vacuum Sealer
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