Friday, January 22, 2010
My Husband's Prosciutto~
Beau! Beau! Beau!
He planned this whole process~ As I mentioned he enjoyed making it with Normand and Salvatore last year..and was grateful they included him in the process..
He thought he would like to do it here on his own..
He planned everything..again..we made several little trips here and there.. to get the trays..the containers..
The twine..the nylons:)the netting..the spices..
We had the wine..the room..the desire~He bought his hooks..
And now we are all set until the pressing starts!
He started by preparing the pork.. then salting and sugaring it for a few days..then it soaked in white wine..then it was rubbed again with many spices..then wrapped in nylons..and covered with netting..twine at each end for hanging upside down and alternating..There will be pressing processes..and a curing time.. By May..Early May..we will have 6 prosciuttos..There's some for family too:)
I was very impressed watching him work..:) And to me..it looks beautiful..I know how good it tastes already..having eaten some all year from last years' process~