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Jamaican Jerk Chicken Sausage w/pics

post #1 of 11
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Well...on a little bit of sausage kick lately. Got a great deal on boneless skinless chicken thighs the other night and they had habeneros on sale and that got me thinking about jerk chicken and then I started thinking about jerk chicken sausage. Adapted a jerk pork sausage recipe from Len Poli's formulations. Decided with the help of some
SMFers to omit the cure and just make these fresh sausages which I will later grill over charcoal or hot smoke.

Cubed up 5 pounds of the thighs:


Took out the seeds and stems and diced up the habeneros with gloves on!



Mixed up the seasoning with cold water and the habeneros:






Added a half cup of NFDM:

Mixed until texture felt right and fried up a test patty:




Realized that I omitted the cure so it needed a little more salt so I added that to the mix.

Put it in the fridge overnight while the casings were soaking since a couple days ago

This morning I began the stuffing:



Then linked them up:



The test patty was great besides needing some salt. Awesome jerk flavor and some serious but flavorful heat from the haberneros. I'll be back soon with the cooked pics. Thanks for looking!

-Chris
post #2 of 11

Those are looking good! I might have to try something like this soon. Thanks for sharing.

post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by ryansguitars View Post

Those are looking good! I might have to try something like this soon. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks so much! They came out really flavorful... Definitely a recipe worth keeping.
post #4 of 11

Nice job, Chris!

 

Can't wait to see them cooked, sitting in a bun!!

 

Al

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Originally Posted by SmokinAl View Post

Nice job, Chris!

Can't wait to see them cooked, sitting in a bun!!

Al

Thanks Al! I'll probably be having one for lunch today so I will definitely share!
post #6 of 11

Gotta try this some time soon. Very creative!!

post #7 of 11

Chris they do look tasty,but out of my league. Old mans stomach burnt out years ago.Show us the money shot.I'll be watching

Richie

post #8 of 11

WT, Sound wicked hot with the habs in there ! Nice looking sausage !

post #9 of 11
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They weren't cured so I smoked them for about 2 hours and finished in a warm water bath:




Very tasty and some serious heat!
post #10 of 11
Oh yea. Nice job
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by tjmitche View Post

Gotta try this some time soon. Very creative!!

Thanks so much! Saw the habernos and it sparked my interest.
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Originally Posted by tropics View Post

Chris they do look tasty,but out of my league. Old mans stomach burnt out years ago.Show us the money shot.I'll be watching
Richie

Thanks Richie! I have a pretty good tolerance for heat but I am cursed with acid reflux. So I can't eat these too often!

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Originally Posted by CrazyMoon View Post

WT, Sound wicked hot with the habs in there ! Nice looking sausage !

Thanks so much! They are hot but took the seeds and stems out so the flavor is real good without burn your face off heat!
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Originally Posted by c farmer View Post

Oh yea. Nice job

Thanks so much!
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