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Help with spice mix

post #1 of 9
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I'm going to do my first batch of venison summer sausage and I want to get the flavor right before I make a big batch.  I made this recipe and subed beef for venison.  It was very bland.  No flavor.  Can someone help me with some good flavor?

 

3 lb ground venison
1 lb ground pork (we use pork butt roasts when we grind to add to our venison hamburger)
4 Tbsp mortons tender curing salt
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp minced garlic (dry)
2 tsp minced onion (dry)
2 tsp peppercorns, coarsely ground
2 tsp paparika
2 tsp yellow mustard seed
2 c water
  heavy duty aluminum foil
  large cookie or baking sheet
post #2 of 9

I would cut back on the TQ to 1 1/2 tsp per lb of meat and add kosher salt in the mix... Maybe a 1/2 tsp per lb... Omit the dried onion and garlic. use garlic powder and onion powder or I prefer fresh minced garlic....... I would add whole pepper corns along with some black pepper....

 

That's what I would do

 

Good luck and don't forget to post some qveiw..........Thumbs Up

 

Boykjo

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post #4 of 9
If my buddy Joel made it I bet it was good......................
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 

Just got done grinding up a hole deer tonight.  I'm tired...  Now time to find the right spices.  Someone point me on how to do the Qview.

post #6 of 9

electric,

 

Do you fry up a sample patty of your sausage prior to stuffing to see about the flavors?  Granted, the patty won't have a smoke flavor, but it will give you an idea about the spices and mouth feel of the mixture.  If the spices are too bland, you can add more and then remix, if the spices are too heavy, you can add more meat or other items to offset.

 

Charlie

post #7 of 9
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I did but it carmalizes and can't taste spices

post #8 of 9
I'm cajun. So I think it needs some red pepper or Cheyenne pepper.
post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by electricblue View Post
 

I did but it carmalizes and can't taste spices


Cook it a bit slower or nuke it (m icrowave) so you can get a sense of the flavors

 

Charlie

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