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Jalapeno EQ recipe?

wesir

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Anyone have a decent Jalapeno bacon EQ recipe? I attempted a batch with 5% blended fresh Jalapeno and didn't get hardly any flavor out of it, I skipped dusting it at the end because the cure looked like a green sludge and I figured it wasn't needed.

The recipe I used:
2% salt
2% sugar
4% black fine ground black pepper
5% fresh blended jalapeno
0.25% cure

I'm wondering if using a needle tenderizer on it would let the flavor penetrate more than the skin or if I need to just add the flavor to the bag after slicing it and let it soak in. Thanks
 

wesir

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I would add it after the cure when forming the pelicle. I do that with maple sugar.
That makes sense, so you thinking I should rinse the meat off and glaze it on top and let it dry there? Guess I could try dehydrating some and grinding it up as well but the other thread I found about jalapeno bacon said the powdered stuff wasn't as strong, but maybe that's only for store bought and not home made.
 

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Thats something you will have toplay with. I know people cant get maple flavor. I cure with maple sugar then dust it after the cure. Something to try maybe.
 

daveomak

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I get the maple flavor by brushing maple syrup on the bacon strips when I bake it in the oven,...

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I let the bacon get just about done then brush it on.... I usually let it dry out and form a 'maple sugar' crust... then I can snack on it all day....

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