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Re: British-style Bacon

Postby brightonion » Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:34 pm

I asked for advice on this site some months ago and since then I have been curing my own bacon and ham. Curing salts come from Butchers Sundries, I use the Easicure Bacon and Ham mix. It is so quick and easy, 6 days curing in fridge then ready to cook or freeze. I have a ready supply of bacon anytime.

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Re: British-style Bacon

Postby El Cid » Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:41 pm

I only eat smoked bacon - have you tried smoking it?

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Re: British-style Bacon

Postby chrissiehope » Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:56 pm

I'm tempted to say "yeah, but it doesn't make very good rollies" but I won't :-)
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Re: British-style Bacon

Postby brightonion » Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:45 am

I haven't tried smoking the meat in a smoke house or smoke kettle, the company produce a smoky flavour salt, as I was never keen on smoked bacon I haven't tried the salts.

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Re: British-style Bacon

Postby El Cid » Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:53 am

I think Mercadona sells smoked salt as well.

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Re: British-style Bacon

Postby spanish_lad » Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:43 pm

truebrit wrote:Try Martin Randall English butcher who delivers east of Malaga. He is due soon I think. 667431366 or Yeolebutchery@gmail.com. Really good bacon and other lovely priduce. Im sure you could arrange something with him


Martin has a butchers in alhaurin el grande, his meat is great, and he does bbq packs etc as well.

Much as we love to intergrate, nothing beats a danish / english style bacon sandwich on crusty white bread with red sauce :thumbup:
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Re: British-style Bacon

Postby GerryinCajiz » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:53 pm

Good news! The bacon is back in Lidl (smoked and un-smoked).
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Re: British-style Bacon

Postby peteroldracer » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:23 pm

Tomorrow will tell if this applies to Velez-Málaga.....
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Re: British-style Bacon

Postby Manchesteral » Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:24 pm

I know, I know, it's a bit of a a trek, but, if you're prepared to travel to Sitio de Calahonda, east of Fuengirola on the N340, go up the hill almost to the top of the "strip" and you will find a minimarket which is an expats culinary dream, can't remember the name but it's almost the last locale on the right.
As a good 30-40% of the population of Calahonda are Brits this guy has found a market niche, you can get walls Bacon, walls sausages, "proper" black pudding, kingsmill sliced bread, Heinz baked beans, chutneys and almost anything else you can think of that goes on an English table, reasonable prices and if you're prepared to buy in bulk I'm sure it's worth the trouble, whenever I'm in La Carihuela I take the trouble to stock up there!

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Re: British-style Bacon

Postby peteroldracer » Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:58 pm

peteroldracer wrote:Tomorrow will tell if this applies to Velez-Málaga.....

Sadly, just the same old Spanish stuff, not the UK-supplied as previous... :thumbdown:
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Re: British-style Bacon

Postby Lyric » Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:26 pm

I've just got my British Smoked Back for the Sunday ritual :silent:

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Re: British-style Bacon

Postby GerryinCajiz » Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:52 pm

peteroldracer wrote:
peteroldracer wrote:Tomorrow will tell if this applies to Velez-Málaga.....

Sadly, just the same old Spanish stuff, not the UK-supplied as previous... :thumbdown:

Sorry, should have said,I got mine from the LIDL at Totalan.
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Re: British-style Bacon

Postby peteroldracer » Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:37 am

Success! The Velez-Malaga Lidl had both smoked and unsmoked British bacon in on Saturday! €1.99 for a 200gm pack (8 rashers). Cut thinner than ideal but that is nit-picking.
Sunday brunch was a baguette stuffed with smoked bacon and hot tinned tomato....washed down with a mug of Tetley tea.....delicious! My world is now a better place...
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Re: British-style Bacon

Postby BENIDORM » Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:00 am

Peteroldrasher,
Good to hear that you are happy that you've been able to save your bacon, and all you need now is to have a parcel delivered to your home on time and you will be as 'Happy as a Pig in Sh.....poo'.... :lol: :lol:

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Re: British-style Bacon

Postby Manchesteral » Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:08 pm

Don't know where you live but Bennies (he's a Pakistani) on the strip in Calahonda has a massive range of brit stuff (considering that about 75% of the population of Calahonda are brits it's no surprise) he has:walls sausages,black pudding (in slices) best back bacon, Hollands pies and all kinds of other stuff (inc lucozade) that you may be yearning for,it may be a trip for some of you but if you want to stock up he's your man, and, by the way, non of it out of date !

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Re: British-style Bacon

Postby El Cid » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:59 am

Lidl now has smoked back bacon from the UK. Different packaging, but it looks very good.

I feel a bacon sarnie coming on - purely in the interest of testing!

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Re: British-style Bacon

Postby peteroldracer » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:05 am

This seems to come and go - there was none in our local Lidl yesterday. We have found the smoked version to be very high in salt, and despite assurances from shop staff are convinced it has been frozen, preventing us from freezing it for storage. Iceland bacon is ok, though sometimes produces foam that must be cooked away, again raising suspicions of having been frozen.
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Re: British-style Bacon

Postby BENIDORM » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:29 am

Personally I now prefer Spanish bacon, maybe try the British smoked bacon , for a change.....but we can live without it.. :lol:

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Re: British-style Bacon

Postby El Cid » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:38 am

I use the Spanish smoked bacon a lot for cooking in things, but it is too fatty with no lean meal for other uses.

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Re: British-style Bacon

Postby markwilding » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:40 am

I like British style bacon but I also like the taste of the Spanish version as well. Carrefour has it in their frozen counter but I usually don't bother and buy Spanish.
Agree it's a bit more fatty but as I don't eat it very much anyway, I'm not really worried about that.


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