Kosher substitute for salt pork
November 20, 2011 2:22 PM Subscribe
Kosher substitute for salt pork? We want to make an America's Test Kichen recipe for Thanksgiving turkey. It calls for salt pork to be laid along the back of the turkey during the first part of the roasting process (with the breast-side down), like so
. ATK says this is called "barding" the turkey, which they say makes the bird "self-basting."
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell to food & drink (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We'll be using a kosher turkey (which is already salted), and we also don't eat pork. So we need some sort of fatty substitute that is both not too salty and also kosher. (In case it helps, ATK says that the salt pork should be "roughly equal parts fat and lean meat.") Thanks!
P.S. Link to recipe
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