Soft Salami

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Soft Salami

Post: #274902 vancheese
Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:37 am

Hi people

After a successful traditional hungarian pig killing, the butcher made 9 salamis. I've been air curing them in our naturally cold room. Unfortunately, they are still quite soft and still dripping fat. The outside temperature is now about 35°C and soon the cold room will be too hot to safely store them. What should I do? Should I be worried that they are still soft? Any tips/hints?

thanks

Andy

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Re: Soft Salami

Post: #274949 The Riff-Raff Element
Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:41 am

I don't let my chorizo (salami by another name, really) get too hard. Provided that the mould covering has no signs of black in it (and if it has then you have got problems) you're probably OK. Pig slaughtering here traditionally takes place in late autumn to allow for a cool curing - I'm surprised that it takes placing in summer elsewhere. The best people to consult might be the butcher or neighbours who've made the same thing.

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Re: Soft Salami

Post: #274951 vancheese
Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:58 am

Thanks for the advice - the piggy was chopped in Feb and the meat has been mould-free and hanging since.


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