Good day all, managed to get my hands on a few kilos of caribou roast. Wondering if anyone has a favorite game sausage recipe they would share.(trying to get something other than summer sausage or pepperettes).
Caribou Sausage suggestions?
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CDN, I would think that you could use most recipes and substitute the caribou for beef or pork.Just remember the caribou has no fat so you would need to add the 20%(or so ) fat from pork back fat or even a higher percentage if its pork butt etc.You just need the fat ratio to make a decent sausage.
Well, decided to go with the Kielbasa Mysliwska, Polish hunter sausage. Used approc 50% caribou, coarse grind and 50% ground pork. Total, just under 5 lbs.
Spices are simple, salt,pepper, garlic cure # 1 and crushed juniper.
Mixed in sitting overnight
To busy stuffing to take, pics, but here we are linked up
A litlle pre smoke taster, good flavor. The juniper is very distinct.
In the smoker with oak and cherry
Slice shot after an overnight bloom...
Final verdict, good garlic/BP taste. The juniper flavor has mellowed and dispersed throughout the sausage after sitting. Makes me think of gin, which is apparently the beverage of choice for having with this. That being said, it also went down nicely with some beer. The caribou was good, no overpowering gamey smell/taste. Just a good, rich flavor for the sausage.
Traditionally this is a semi dry sausage, however, I made it as a regular smoked sausage. I have taken a couple of them and put them back in the smoker for another day of cold smoking. I will age them a bit more to compare.