Spice it, salt it, slice and eat. Repeat. That's charcuterie.

Think you can make your own bacon at home? With BetsyLife's recipe, you can - and with some curing salt it is quite easy too. From corned beef to salmon, these recipes will walk you through the basics of curing meats and fish.

Looking for a more daring project? Might we suggest heading over to Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Charcutepalooza where the July challenge includes making hot dogs, mortadella and bratwurst. Or try out these recipes here:  

[Spanish Chorizo (from Wrightfood)

chorizoduck prosciuttoBeef JerkyCured Bacon428096c7-fa8d-4b6b-85bc-f948273c846f--Cured Salmon

](https://www.yummly.com/recipe/Gravlox-323844)

[Italian-style Cured Beef (from them apples)

Italian-style sliced cured beefPastrami

](http://foodtease.com/2010/05/making-pastrami/)

[Salt Cured Tuna (from playing with fire and water)

Salt Cured Tuna

](http://www.playingwithfireandwater.com/foodplay/2008/11/salt-cured-tuna.html)

[Chicken Liver Mushroom Pate (from Anabella's Kitchen)

Chicken Liver Mushroom Patecorned beef cabbage

](http://leitesculinaria.com/5912/recipes-homemade-corned-beef.html)

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