Does anyone have a suggestion on a Jerky recipe that avoids the use of Soy Sauce and Teriyaki? I do not care for the taste of either of these.
One real issue that I can't seem to figure out is this; When I buy jerky it has what is a kind of sharp taste that to me defines jerky. All the other flavors you add are on top of this basic inherent flavor. I cannot get that flavor.
My favorite store bought jerky is just plain pepper. So there is that "Jerky" taste plus pepper. Does not taste like soy. I thought that flavor came from the curing salt and maybe it does but I put in the proper amount of cure for the amount of meat and still am not getting that basic flavor.
If anyone has had the peppered jerky from Stuarts Meats in Washington State and has a copycat recipe, you would make my year. They make the best jerky I have ever had.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks to all that respond