Pancetta

An Italian bacon that is cured with salt and spices, but not smoked so it is moister and has a mellower flavor. Pancetta is flavorful and slightly salty and comes in a sausagelike roll. Commonly used for stews and braises by rendering the fat and using it to cook other ingredients. Also a fine savory addition to stuffings.


Ethnicity:

Italian

Season:

available year-round

How to store:

Refrigerate tightly wrapped up to 3 weeks, frozen up to 6 months.

Substitutions:

Bacon. If you substitute bacon, blanch it first in boiling water to subdue the smoky flavor.

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