Big mistake. One word. Bland.
Apparently just the smoking gives it that extra kick.
Since I always use cure now for smoked or fresh, I'm wondering if I can thaw the rest of it and smoke it.
Whatever, "Lesson Learned"!
Yes, you can smoke the raw/frozen kielbasa. I am really surprised, I LOVE Fresh Kielbasa and recommend it often to guys that have not tried it, winning new converts. Smoke adds flavor but if the sausage is Bland, smoke will not make a huge difference, interesting...JJ
Heck, guys, maybe it was imagination. We may have had the Hot Italian in our minds and it is definitely NOT bland LOL!
I didn't really brown it much, just cooked with potatoes and onions. I'll try frying or grilling.
Then again, this could be a reason to kick my Kielbasa recipe up a notch
I grew up in an area with a large Polish population and had some outstanding Kielbasa. This recipe from Shannon is what I use and by far some of the best I have had. It is simple and great Fresh or Smoked. I have added .5g / Kg Marjoram with success...JJ