Friday, September 2, 2011

Pickling and Salting Meat and Vegetables

Fish and meat can be pickled using the citric acid from limes and lemons. Dilute juice and water 2:1, mix well and soak the flesh for at least 12 hours. Transfer it to an airtight container with enough solution to cover meat. Vegetables can be preserved by boiling and then keeping in saltwater. To make sure brine solution is strong enough, add salt until a potato or root vegetable will float in it. Another method of using salt is to tightly pack layers of salt and vegetables. Wash of the salt when you need to use them.

31 comments:

  1. great advice, thanks a lot for sharing.

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  2. Once again, simple yet useful advice that can take you out of a pickle (pun intended) hahahaha

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  3. 12 hours before food time :(
    No but seriously, that's some great advice right there

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  4. Haha wow this is brilliant information! Where do you get it!?

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  5. Good stuff. I've salted meat before.

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  6. Put meat under saddle. Ride all day :)

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  7. Nice info.
    I'm going to the mountains within two days, maybe I should use some of your advices. :D

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  8. I've seen Jamie Oliver do that. Not kidding.

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  9. thx for the advice - passing to note now

    never knows when the time for use this info will come XD

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  10. how long will the meat last after pickling and salting?

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  11. Didn't know you could actually use lemons for that... interesting! :)

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  12. Good to know, though I don't know how well I'd remember it in the future.

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  13. Interesting.. I was not aware that you can do this.

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  14. Didn't know it was this simple

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  15. Great survival tips. I think I've seen this technique demonstrated once on a reality tv show.

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  16. Brilliant. Something you can apply to life during normal times too.

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  17. Wow this could be really useful

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  18. @Neon Its not really 12 hours til food, because you're preserving them for much later.

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  19. salt very useful without electricity

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  20. Interesting, I'm gonna try this out.

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  21. Thanks for the info, the Foxfire books have a wealth of knowledge on this kind of stuff - I have a few copies - always good to know just in case.

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  22. thanks , now i wanna go camping \o/

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