salt pork

noun

Definition of salt pork 

: fat pork cured in salt or brine

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Eventide has one of my favorite clam chowders, a thin, briny potion stocked with potatoes, enriched with salt pork. Devra First, BostonGlobe.com, "How does Fenway Eventide stack up to the original?," 4 June 2018 Honestly, weren’t these fuddy-duddies the reason our ancestors packed up their grinding stones and salt pork and left England? Mark Shanahan, BostonGlobe.com, "Who cares about the royals? But Meghan Markle . . .," 11 Apr. 2018 When eaten straight-up (which happens far less frequently), salt pork is usually boiled to remove excess salt, before being seared to get that signature pork belly crispiness. Alex Delany, Bon Appetit, "Pork Belly's Many Crispy, Fatty, Glorious Forms," 18 Dec. 2017 There really ought to be a ham hock or some salt pork cooked with them. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, "Our Food Roots: Appalachia's beans you can't find in the store," 20 Sep. 2017 Nestle the piece of salt pork in the center of the beans. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, "Our Food Roots: Appalachia's beans you can't find in the store," 20 Sep. 2017 The humble building blocks for many clam chowders are salt pork (or bacon), potatoes and milk — inexpensive ingredients that any New England cook would have on hand — and, of course, clams. David Tanis, New York Times, "A Clam Chowder That Tastes Like Summer," 1 Sep. 2017 Dan Ayres, Washington’s coastal shellfish manager, provided this recipe, which eschews salt pork, bacon, butter and cream for a low-fat, comparatively thin chowder. David Berger, The Seattle Times, "Love at low tide: We’re still digging those delicious razor clams," 25 Aug. 2017

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1708, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of salt pork was in 1708

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