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Soy Honey Brined Bacon

1

cup

soy sauce

1 1/2

cups

honey

1/4

cup

salt

1/2

gallon apple juice

1

pound

pork belly

1

In a large saucepot, simmer first three ingredients until solids are

2

dissolved. Add apple juice and submerge pork belly in mixture. Place in

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the- refrigerator for 3 days.

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After three days have passed, remove the pork from the brine, rinse the

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belly, and pat dry with paper towels. Lay on a rack over a sheet pan and

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place in front of a fan for 1 hour to form a pellicle. Lay the pork in

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the protein box of a cold smoker and smoke for 4 to 6 hours. Chill the

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meat in the freezer for 1 hour to stiffen for easy slicing into strips

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of bacon. Slice what you need and keep the remainder in a freezer safe

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bag in the refrigerator or freezer.

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Place the strips of bacon onto a sheet pan fitted with a rack and place

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into a cold oven. Turn the oven to 400 degrees and cook for about 12 to

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minutes, depending on how crispy you like your bacon. Remove from

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rack and drain on paper towels. Enjoy.

Servings: 1

Yield:

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Entire recipe (55.5 ounces).

Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Amount Per Serving

Calories

4210.94

Calories From Fat (52%)

2177.13

% Daily Value

Total Fat 241.45g

371%

Saturated Fat 87.79g

439%

Cholesterol 326.59mg

109%

Sodium 37636.57mg

1568%

Potassium 2352.89mg

67%

Total Carbohydrates 477.77g

159%

Fiber 5.07g

20%

Sugar 459.82g

 

Protein 68.16g

136%