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Old 24-12-2004, 05:56 PM
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Hi -
I missed putting into the fridge a slender package of prosciutto (cured ham).
It was in the shopping bag overnight. What does anyone think? Can I use it
still? It says keep refridgerated of course, but it is tightly vacuum sealed
and it is cured...

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Old 24-12-2004, 06:14 PM
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Pixmedia wrote:
Hi -
I missed putting into the fridge a slender package of prosciutto

(cured ham).
It was in the shopping bag overnight. What does anyone think? Can I

use it
still? It says keep refridgerated of course, but it is tightly

vacuum sealed
and it is cured...


Go ahead and eat it. I had a whole prosciutto once that I hung on a
rafter for effect. It's heavily cured and dried and is most unlikely to
go off anytime soon.


Dog

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Old 24-12-2004, 06:55 PM
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(Pixmedia)

I missed putting into the fridge a slender package of prosciutto (cured ham).

It was in the shopping bag overnight. What does anyone think? Can I use it
still? It says keep refridgerated of course, but it is tightly vacuum sealed
and it is cured...


Oh, perfect... at room temperature is how proscuitto should be eaten.... eat
it right away!



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I missed putting into the fridge a slender package of prosciutto (cured ham).

It was in the shopping bag overnight. What does anyone think? Can I use it
still? It says keep refridgerated of course, but it is tightly vacuum sealed
and it is cured...


Oh, perfect... at room temperature is how proscuitto should be eaten.... eat
it right away!



---= BOYCOTT FRANCE (belgium) GERMANY--SPAIN =---
---= Move UNITED NATIONS To Paris =---
*********
"Life would be devoid of all meaning were it without tribulation."
Sheldon
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Old 24-12-2004, 06:59 PM
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Hi -
I missed putting into the fridge a slender package of prosciutto (cured
ham).
It was in the shopping bag overnight. What does anyone think? Can I use
it
still? It says keep refridgerated of course, but it is tightly vacuum
sealed
and it is cured...



It says to keep refrigerated because the government want to protect you from
yourself. Meats, for many years, were cured because refrigeration was not
invented yet.

Check out http://www.velvitoil.com/Curing.HTML I've had Dan's ham after
is has been hung for a couple of years with no refrigeration.
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Ed
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Old 24-12-2004, 06:59 PM
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"Pixmedia" wrote in message
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Hi -
I missed putting into the fridge a slender package of prosciutto (cured
ham).
It was in the shopping bag overnight. What does anyone think? Can I use
it
still? It says keep refridgerated of course, but it is tightly vacuum
sealed
and it is cured...



It says to keep refrigerated because the government want to protect you from
yourself. Meats, for many years, were cured because refrigeration was not
invented yet.

Check out http://www.velvitoil.com/Curing.HTML I've had Dan's ham after
is has been hung for a couple of years with no refrigeration.
--
Ed
http://pages.cthome.net/edhome/


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Old 24-12-2004, 07:05 PM
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Thanks, everyone. The prosciutto is going in the bottom of a leek tart and
it's so much better with it included. I figured it would be ok - but I'm glad
folks were around to answer. Merry Merry!
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Old 24-12-2004, 07:05 PM
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Thanks, everyone. The prosciutto is going in the bottom of a leek tart and
it's so much better with it included. I figured it would be ok - but I'm glad
folks were around to answer. Merry Merry!
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Old 24-12-2004, 07:12 PM
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Pixmedia wrote:
Thanks, everyone. The prosciutto is going in the bottom of a leek tart and
it's so much better with it included. I figured it would be ok - but I'm glad
folks were around to answer. Merry Merry!


Enjoy. It'll be fine.

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Steve

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Old 24-12-2004, 07:31 PM
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Pixmedia wrote:

Hi -
I missed putting into the fridge a slender package of prosciutto (cured ham).
It was in the shopping bag overnight. What does anyone think? Can I use it
still? It says keep refridgerated of course, but it is tightly vacuum sealed
and it is cured...


I used to live next door to an Italian grocery store and used to see moldy
looking things hanging from hooks at the butcher counter. That is where I
discovered Prosciutto. That stuff is well preserved with sugar and salt. They
only thing that I would be worried about would be if they had been left open, in
which case they would still be safe to eat, but dried out and the texture of
jerky.




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Old 24-12-2004, 08:35 PM
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Dave Smith writes:

Pixmedia wrote:

I missed putting into the fridge a slender package of prosciutto (cured

ham).
It was in the shopping bag overnight. What does anyone think? Can I use

it
still? It says keep refridgerated of course, but it is tightly vacuum

sealed
and it is cured...


I used to live next door to an Italian grocery store and used to see moldy
looking things hanging from hooks at the butcher counter. That is where I
discovered Prosciutto. That stuff is well preserved with sugar and salt.
They
only thing that I would be worried about would be if they had been left open,
in
which case they would still be safe to eat, but dried out and the texture of
jerky.



Once proscuitto, or any dry cured meat, is sliced it needs to be refrigerated,
and then its refrigerator shelf life is not very long, perhaps a week. Whole
cured meat is regularly wiped down with vinegar to retard surface mold, but
once sliced
there is just too much surface exposed and every sq in of cut surface has been
contaminated in the slicing, so it must be refrigerated. The factory sealed
vacuum packs will have a longer refrigerator shelf life, but once the package
is opened the shelf life is no longer than had it been sliced at the local
deli.


---= BOYCOTT FRANCE (belgium) GERMANY--SPAIN =---
---= Move UNITED NATIONS To Paris =---
*********
"Life would be devoid of all meaning were it without tribulation."
Sheldon
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Dave Smith writes:

Pixmedia wrote:

I missed putting into the fridge a slender package of prosciutto (cured

ham).
It was in the shopping bag overnight. What does anyone think? Can I use

it
still? It says keep refridgerated of course, but it is tightly vacuum

sealed
and it is cured...


I used to live next door to an Italian grocery store and used to see moldy
looking things hanging from hooks at the butcher counter. That is where I
discovered Prosciutto. That stuff is well preserved with sugar and salt.
They
only thing that I would be worried about would be if they had been left open,
in
which case they would still be safe to eat, but dried out and the texture of
jerky.



Once proscuitto, or any dry cured meat, is sliced it needs to be refrigerated,
and then its refrigerator shelf life is not very long, perhaps a week. Whole
cured meat is regularly wiped down with vinegar to retard surface mold, but
once sliced
there is just too much surface exposed and every sq in of cut surface has been
contaminated in the slicing, so it must be refrigerated. The factory sealed
vacuum packs will have a longer refrigerator shelf life, but once the package
is opened the shelf life is no longer than had it been sliced at the local
deli.


---= BOYCOTT FRANCE (belgium) GERMANY--SPAIN =---
---= Move UNITED NATIONS To Paris =---
*********
"Life would be devoid of all meaning were it without tribulation."
Sheldon
````````````


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