bacon cure

Basic Dry Cure for Bacon or Salmon

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This is a dry cure that can be used on about five pounds of pork belly for bacon fish such as salmon. Read more in Mike Stines’ article here.

bacon cure

Basic Dry Cure for Smoking Salmon Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 tablespoons (1.3 ounces or 37 grams) coarse kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 level teaspoon pink salt


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a small mixing bowl. This cure will keep, covered, for several months.

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