Often confused for “Canadian bacon” (which, believe it or not, is actually a type of smoked bacon from the United States), peameal bacon is an iconic Canadian breakfast food and a tasty addition to your next box! Raised on a vegetarian diet, this pork product comes straight to us from Townsend Butchers. It is wet-cured pork loin from the back of the hog that has been trimmed of fat and rolled in cornmeal, creating a delicious yellow crust. Due to the brining process, it is almost impossible to overcook and it’s typically both leaner and juicier than regular bacon. How could you go wrong?!
COOKING TIP: Try it griddled, baked or even barbecued (our favourite!) and add it to your morning breakfast sandwich.