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Old 10-22-2008, 05:47 PM   #1
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Tasso ham

We just came back from Charleston and loved the shrimp with grits and tasso ham gravy. I can't find any tasso ham where I live and would order some, but don't know which brands are good ones - ones that will produce the tasso gravy I loved in Charleston. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:44 PM   #2
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Hi Jules...Tasso is difficult to find outside of South Louisiana...with maybe a little spill over in a few spots in extreme South Mississippi, and maybe east Texas. Tasso is made almost exclusively from pork...specifically the pork shoulder, with a tiny amount made from Turkey, sometimes beef. The name Tasso "Ham" is a misnomer..while the Spicy, Hot, Smoked meat is sliced, chopped and used to flavor many dishes, gravies etc, it is in no way ham....

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I think I'll make some, UB, since I can't get it around here, either.

Doesn't look difficult. Do you have a favorite rub recipe, technique?

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I don't make it Miss Lee...Never tried.... It's too easy to just buy it...So, no I don't have a rub recipe...Some of this stuff, depending on the cook, is slowly cured/smoked for 2 to 3 days.
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My step-FIL made some in a frying pan one year, because he found his stuffing recipe too late to get the Tasso shipped for Thanksgiving.
He just threw some spices on a slice of ham and kind-of blackened it.
Wasn't quite the same but it worked to chop into stuffing anyway!
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