PepperBack Finn - Ultrathin
Exquisite wee ham slivers of Peppercorn, Juniper and Bay.
This is our amazing wafer thin cut stesa (or flat not rolled) Pancetta. All the rustic kudos of Northern Italy yet with the country refinement of a Tuscan villa owner. Bring some sunshine into your life with this scorcher.
This is the Lady MacBeth of our fabulous range but let her lead you astray. It'll be a treat and has the same provenance as the other PepperBack Finns we offer. A lightly cured belly ham encrusted with warm aromatic herbs like peppercorns, juniper berries and bay leaves. Its intense flavour profiles start very gently to finish and slight heat to the tongue. Tingley feeling later. Yum yum!
Cooking: Done in 10 seconds flat - high heat, frying pan, no oil, 10 seconds and 'shoogle' it quickly, really quickly, around the pan. Or leave it and watch cute ruffles form in the fat. Put on the extractor fan! Doesn't take long, seriously this is a different beast than you may be used to - treat as you would a loved one.
Pairing: Knightsbridge quality but affordable charcuterie, Sweet Beaver with Melon, what could be better, 70's style? With a nice wine or an ice cold cider. Hors D'oeuvre on crackers, pile on a board with some Pomegranate syrup like Jamie would do mixed with some cheeses and figs.
History: We were showing Patrice, a French bloke who owns the Deli in a town close to us, our range of bacons. He opened a packet and just ate a rasher. There and then on the counter top, "nom, nom, nom". Said it tasted "orsom" and put the packets in his fridge. Mark went home and did the same (only in a Scottish accent), but he cut it real thin, wafer, kind of translucent thin - just like the Italian Proscuitto Di Parma. It was a delightful and refreshing revelation. Bingo Ultrathin.
Packs at £2.50 each >70grms / £35/k