Awright....the iGrill2 spoke to me at 150F IT...went and checked it out...felt firm, looked good and smokey...so i pulled it;
It tastes great...had to stop myself from eating the whole thing...which you could probably serve as a main..since I dont really have a reference point for Pipikaula it's hard to evaluate its authenticity. However, if the hot sample(s) are anything to go by...i'm looking forward to tomorrow for the cold version. It seems to me to be a nicely done smoked steak more than a jerky or biltong type texture...maybe needs longer in the smoker...maybe needs to cool down until tomorrow?
So here's how it went down;
1 x Flank Steak
1cup x soy sauce
1/4cup x water
1 TBS x Oyster sauce
3 TBS x Brown Sugar
1 TBS x Grated Ginger
2 cloves x Garlic - minced
2 TBS x Salt
1/2 TBS x red chilli flakes
0.25% x Cure #1
Marinade for 48 hrs, turning once after 24hrs...smoke @ 180F until 150F IT.
Notes...It definitely has a salty taste...which makes for a great pairing with your favorite frosty malty beverage. If you are salt sensitive (like me) drop the 2 TBS..there's plenty in the soy. Also, the red chille flakes didn't really come through..I'll double or triple next time.
I'll do a brief update tomorrow once i've "sampled" (if it makes it through tonight) the cold version.
Any Hawaiians want to jump in with advice...please do...I'd love to know if this is even close to Pipikaula