I am from england and there is a brand of marinated smoked beef jerky that i simply love (i wont give the name but you could probably guess).Its not like the other jerky i have ever seen here.
I have attempted to create my own but i am having real difficultly. It does not taste anything like the one i can get in my local sainburys.
Even when i use the same ingredients to whats listed on the packet and no matter how differently i prepare it, it always comes out wrong, and i don't really like the taste of any of my own . Obviously there is some secret to the recipe that i'm missing.
I doubt i'll ever manage to recreate it but if i could at least make something tasty i would be happy. I've searched and searched the internet but all the recipes are fairly similar which i have tried and they all have a similar kind of taste underneath that the shop brought one does not. Surely i must be missing something but i just don't know what it could be.
I have yet to try curing with saltpetre, the packet does mention soy sauce, and salt. could they be curing with saltpetre and adding soy sauce? some people if say soy sauce is used it is the cure but i'm doubtful.
if you are from texas and you make jerky you may be able to shed some light on my mistakes.
I'm looking for any useful ideas from the professionals of things that i can try, and any common mistakes that most people make.
Please help if you can