Salt Beef and Pork

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By Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz

Published 1973

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Pickling Solution for About 5 Pounds of Meat

  • ¾ lb. coarse salt
  • 2 teaspoons saltpetre
  • 4


Salt beef and salt pork are widely used in the West Indies, largely because in the old days there was no refrigeration, and in the hot climate meat spoiled easily. Now that refrigeration has altered the situation, people still use salted meat because they have acquired a taste for it. Fresh meats, poultry, fish and shellfish are, of course, also eaten. But certain dishes still call for salt mea