I was craving a good hot link sandwich so i decide to make my own hot link. Ive made hot links before but it was a slow low smoke. Now these i dried out at 120 but cooked them at 250 for about 45min or till they hit 160. here are a few pics.
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Sure i'll do my best for the recipe since i usually just eye ball everything but here is goes.
this was for 2 1/2 pound of pork shoulder
2 tbsp kosher salt
2 1/2 red pepper flakes ( a little more if you want it hotter BTW leave those whole i don't grind them)
2 tsp black pepper
3 tsp paprika & cayenne pepper
4 tsp cumin
2 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp dried thyme (a little less)
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder & onion power
3 whole dried bay leaves
3 tbsp of sriracha chili sauce ( its an Asian chili sauce)
1/2 cup low fat dry milk
1/3 cup ice water
i put all the spices through the coffee grinder!! always use whole fresh spices for best flavor but am sure everyone here knows that!!
Edited by bratrules - 8/7/10 at 10:58am
Oh ya i smoked them over hickory the whole time. But that was after i dried the buy hanging them in the smoker. i had the heat on at about 120. then i took them out cut individual links and cook them at 250 for about 45min.