Who doesn't like Crown Royal or Bacon? These are two winning combinations if you ask me!! My inspiration for this combo occurred to me while eating a BLT and sipping on Bourbon. And of course I was watching the food channel too. Anyhow, I thought, I like Bourbon, whiskey and of course I love bacon why not combine them.
"A Marriage made in Heaven"I think this is a winning combination!!
Now that being said can I possibly improve on my Heavenly Bacon? Well of course I can. "To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often" Winston Churchill
I decided to use boneless short ribs for this bacon because it contains lots of fat and is readily available. I love Short Ribs. I purchased my short ribs at Costco. Costco has a pretty good selection of meat but finding the right pieces can be tricky. I remember asking one of the meat cutters for the fattiest Short Rib he had and with a puzzling look fulfilled my request.
All I did to make this simple bacon was to measure out the Salt and cure and rub it into every nook and cranny of the meat. I than combined the rest of the ingredients and placed in vacuumed sealed bags.
Meat all Vacuumed sealed and awaiting a 21 day cure. After the curing process I will cold smoke meat with Apple for 6 hours.
All done curing and rinsed off. They are drying off to develop a Pellicle. Developing a good pellicle is important because it helps the smoke adhere to the meat during the smoking process.
Getting ready to smoke the bacon with Apple on my Weber smokey mountain.
|All Sliced and ready to cook.|
|Cooked and served.|
Final thoughts. It came out great. You really taste the Crown Royal Maple. I will make this again and will not modify the recipe.
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