Unsmoked Back Bacon :
The Unsmoked Back Bacon is made from a small amount of the belly attached to the sirloin or loin of pork. The Pork loins are cut wider to incorporate about 4 cm of the belly, & to give better value for money, they are trimmed up to reduce any waste. The skin is removed along with a good portion of the fat cover, some remains so that it adds to the flavour of the bacon to make a much better bacon rasher!
The dry cure process is different than adding water through brining the meat, because the meat is rubbed in salt & curing salt without sitting in water. The dry cure draws some of the natural water out of the meat & this only serves to intensify the flavour, making it much more consistent throughout the whole piece of meat.
After the dry curing has been completed, it is then further trimmed & sliced to a perfect thickness to create the familiar Rashers of Unsmoked Back Bacon you see on your plate. The texture of the pork loin is just like Sirloin Steak & has a little marbling in it that really adds to the flavour making it even more tender. The dry cure process makes the bacon shrink less when cooking & means you get more meat on your plate for better value.
Having more meat for your money through less shrinkage is great & even better when combined with the ability to produce larger volumes, means we can offer a top-class product at a better price without cutting corners & sacrificing quality. At sherwood we pride ourselves on bringing the best quality meats at competitive price to your door because we understand that you want the best ingredients when cooking at home, especially when you are on a budget.
Unsmoked Back Bacon that has been dry cured will have less water in it & not as much salt. Though salt is essential in a daily diet, you do not want too much, & not losing a lot of water in the cooking means that the bacon cooks in its own juices for a better flavour. The Loin of pork does have all the essential vitamins, minerals & protein in the meat & most of this remains after curing.
All our meats are cut in temperature-controlled, clean & safe environments to make the freshest cuts possible for home or restaurant deliveries. The meat is cut & packed within minutes because it stops it from losing its natural juices & limits its exposure to any natural bacteria found in the air. The meat is then shock frozen to -18 preserving the Unsmoked Back Bacon perfectly, giving it a much longer shelf life.
At Sherwood we care about saving the customer money without compromising on the quality, because selecting best pork & trimming it up so there is no waste, means you throw away nothing, keeping more in your pocket. Good quality Bacon doesn’t need to be expensive & unavailable for the average family, this is one of the reasons why it’s good to shop with Sherwood.
The Unsmoked Back Bacon rashers are vacuum sealed into recyclable semi clear pouches. Each pack having 450-grams of meat inside which is enough for 4 people to enjoy a few slices each. The packaging holds in all the natural juices & flavours so it is as fresh as the day it was produced; it also protects the bacon rashers from other flavours whilst stored in your fridge & from any freezer burn at home.
The packaging prevents any harmful bacteria from getting into the meat, it helps keep the shape of the bacon rashers & also stops the smokey flavours from getting into other foods in your fridge at home. The packaging will protect the meat when stored in the fridge or freezer when being delivered to your door & when bringing up to temperature before cooking.
All our meats are produced in temperature-controlled, hygienic, safe environments that guarantee the best results for freshness & flavour. The speed at which the Unsmoked Back Bacon rashers are cut & packed gives little exposure to any natural bacteria in the air for longer shelf life. The low temperatures prevent the meat from losing any natural juices keeping them fresh from the moment they are cut. All our pork is frozen to -18°C immediately keeping them in perfect condition.
Bacon has been a firm family favourite since it was created as a way of preserving meat on long voyages many centuries ago. In modern times is considered an essential luxury & is enjoyed across the globe in its many forms. Most people are familiar with Smoked Back Bacon or Unsmoked back Bacon, but many don’t always have the choice of buying dry cured bacon as most places sell cheaper made wet bacon.
There are many recipes online for using Unsmoked Back Bacon, please enjoy a few we have selected for you. These are a popular choice for restaurants, takeaways & delivery meals for breakfast & lunches, kids love bacon, especially when a little crispy. Please enjoy cooking with these tasty Unsmoked Back Bacon rashers, let us know how you used them.
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