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Home Made Sausage, Cured, and Smoked Meats

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Four hours and now into a 225 oven until serving. Covered in finishing sauce and tightly wrapped in foil.

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Oven just to keep warm?
 

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Wrapped with the finishing sauce also keeps them nice and moist. They came out perfect. The meat still had a nice chew but the bones were pulling out clean. I sliced them up into two bone portions for serving. I had a whole grill covered in slice coloured bell peppers, zucs, purple onions, and yellow squash and then the other with fresh corn (I cut each cob in half for easy eating.) Swept all the veggies into a foil insert, the corn into its own, and all three went on the Lynx to keep warm and covered so people could just walk up and serve themselves as desired.

It all worked out perfect. I've also purchased a stack of 50 oval plastic food service baskets and paper liners for service. Disposable cups and silverware too so next to no clean up after hosting a dozen people. Hard to beat.
 

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Going for attempt two with sous vide then smoked pulled pork. I only tried round one when moving from the cooling sheet into the bag as it was used fo an important friend's impromptu birthday gift (read: I forgot). I tweaked my recipe to include less garlic and pepper while increasing the cinnamon and nutmeg. I normally throw in some mace and clove, but I must've exhausted the supply. Don't judge the cooler, once foil lined it seemed to do well to minimize water loss due to evaporation.

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Results to follow in a few days.
 

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I overestimated the vacuum power of the FoodSaver. While I would love a dedicated chamber vac, worked my way through college as a butcher/meat processor, my status on the SF spectrum is closer to pleb than baller which brings me to have a more modest budget. Any recommendations?
 

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Wrapped with the finishing sauce also keeps them nice and moist. They came out perfect. The meat still had a nice chew but the bones were pulling out clean. I sliced them up into two bone portions for serving. I had a whole grill covered in slice coloured bell peppers, zucs, purple onions, and yellow squash and then the other with fresh corn (I cut each cob in half for easy eating.) Swept all the veggies into a foil insert, the corn into its own, and all three went on the Lynx to keep warm and covered so people could just walk up and serve themselves as desired.

It all worked out perfect. I've also purchased a stack of 50 oval plastic food service baskets and paper liners for service. Disposable cups and silverware too so next to no clean up after hosting a dozen people. Hard to beat.
I'll give you the baskets+liners, but disposable cups/utensils and half-cobs just scream tacky!
 

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I'll give you the baskets+liners, but disposable cups/utensils and half-cobs just scream tacky!
For a dozen people in my backyard? Drinking? I'll take tacky vs. pulling a random shard of glass out of my foot months later due to a broken glass. And the utensils were those really sturdy new fangle nice metal looking ones, not the cheap and flimsy white things.
 

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Here's the payoff:

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Shredded:
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I'm the only one there who could be remotely pegged as a "foodie" so I opted to skip the smoker tonight with the understanding it will be a more mild flavor that I'd serve at a party. I also preheated the over, but ultimately pan seared to crisp up some of the sides for a bit of added texture.
 

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I tried to cook homemade sausage with beef and gelatin. It was delicious, but it was more like stew.
 

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For a dozen people in my backyard? Drinking? I'll take tacky vs. pulling a random shard of glass out of my foot months later due to a broken glass. And the utensils were those really sturdy new fangle nice metal looking ones, not the cheap and flimsy white things.
Oh thank goodness, your plastic forks had some chrome paint on them :cool:
 

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I’ve been thinking about making guanciale since I can’t find it here, but I don’t have a naturally cool place to cure it. Would need to build a fridge and I don’t want to do that.

However I just got some Prague powder #1 and will venture into the world of quicker cures. Probably going to start with a cured duck breast recipe I found.
 

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I’ve been thinking about making guanciale since I can’t find it here, but I don’t have a naturally cool place to cure it. Would need to build a fridge and I don’t want to do that.

However I just got some Prague powder #1 and will venture into the world of quicker cures. Probably going to start with a cured duck breast recipe I found.
Guanciale is the indisputable king of cured pork products, IMO.
 

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I’ve been thinking about making guanciale since I can’t find it here, but I don’t have a naturally cool place to cure it. Would need to build a fridge and I don’t want to do that.

However I just got some Prague powder #1 and will venture into the world of quicker cures. Probably going to start with a cured duck breast recipe I found.
Not only that I think you need to be able to control humidity. Not 100% sure on that as I've not thoroughly researched that. I sometimes think of doing some advanced cures but always talk myself down.
 

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Not only that I think you need to be able to control humidity. Not 100% sure on that as I've not thoroughly researched that. I sometimes think of doing some advanced cures but always talk myself down.
My quick research is that it's best if you can control humidity, but it works if you have a cool (~55 degrees) damp place like a basement. Maybe I'll rig up a curing fridge someday.
 

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Thinking about smoking some oxtails for a few hours then making a ragu with it. Have not decided yet whether to do that or just brown the hell out of them and sweat the mirepoix in the fond.
 

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