The inspiration and credit for the bresaola in this recipe goes to Diana Henry’s book ‘Salt, Sugar, Smoke’. My good friend Richard Arbon (self-confessed food fanatic, sausage-making lover, best salt beef producer, jam and condiment extraordinaire, as well as his day job as an excellent craftsman) went on holiday to Norfolk and came back with this fabulous book under his arm.
I had been harping on for weeks before that I would like to have a go at making salami and cured meats. Well, one thing led to another, and Richard brought this book for me to read, pointing out that he had spotted bresaola in the book and did I fancy giving it a go. Before reading the recipes, I ordered the meat and then after reading both bresaola recipes, I realised that I did not have the cure #2 to hand and had to resort to the wet