Duck Prosciutto – Check!
So I’m hopelessly behind on the Charcutepalooza challenge. I accept that. I will not finish all 12 challenges this year. My goal, then, is to make the challenges I do complete worthwhile.
The duck prosciutto challenge is now in the rear-view mirror, and I can say without a doubt it was a smashing success. The curing took a bit longer than expected – 2 weeks instead of one to achieve the 30% weight loss desired – but the result was so worthwhile. The prosciutto is slightly salty, but not so much that its “duckness” is lost. It has a smooth, almost creamy texture. We ate a little tonight with some beautiful cheese from the Hillsborough Cheese Co., and some nice wines. Fabulous.
With this one behind me, I’m looking forward to starting on one of the newer challenges.