salt pork


: fat pork cured in salt or brine

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Put salt pork on top. Owen Thomas, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 Oct. 2022 Top with the remaining half of the salt pork. Paul Stephen,, 5 Aug. 2020 At root a home cook happy with simple meals, Duguid recommends the potato, Brussels sprouts and salt pork (or pancetta) dish in the book as an easy starting point, or bucatini with bottarga. Ivy Lerner-frank, Washington Post, 30 Dec. 2022 Rather than salt pork, consider pancetta or thick-cut bacon. Ivy Lerner-frank, Washington Post, 30 Dec. 2022 The salt pork remedy has been around for several decades, reported by Dr. Alfred Jared Cone at a meeting of the American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society in 1940. Sarah Zhang, Discover Magazine, 28 Jan. 2012 My conversations with the staff around what to order always end with their one emphatic recommendation: xian rou cai fan, fried rice with salt pork and greens. Los Angeles Times, 22 Sep. 2022 In a large pot over medium heat, fry the bacon or salt pork, stirring occasionally, until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Washington Post, 21 Apr. 2022 Her wildcat sauce is made with crisped salt pork, flour and sautéed scallions darkened with a little coffee. New York Times, 9 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1708, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of salt pork was in 1708

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“Salt pork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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