Jamaican Jerk Chicken Sausage w/pics

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by worktogthr, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

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

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks so much! They came out really flavorful... Definitely a recipe worth keeping.
     
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice job, Chris!

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

    Al
     
  5. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Al! I'll probably be having one for lunch today so I will definitely share!
     
  6. tjmitche

    tjmitche Smoke Blower

    Gotta try this some time soon. Very creative!!
     
  7. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    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
     
  8. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

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

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    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!
     
  10. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Oh yea. Nice job
     
  11. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks so much! Saw the habernos and it sparked my interest.

    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!


    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!
    Thanks so much!
     
  12. chew2475

    chew2475 Fire Starter

    Great minds think alike.  I had taken that same recipe from Len Poli and did the same thing and made jerk chicken sausage.  The flavor is great.  Try making up a pineapple or mango salsa and put that on top.  Cuts the heat a bit and adds a unique island tasting flare to them.
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2017
  13. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    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!

    Chris I take Omeprazole for that,I get it at Sams

    Richie
     
  14. I missed this one, But found it now. Those look tasty Mmmm   [​IMG]

    Gary
     
  15. tjmitche

    tjmitche Smoke Blower

    40 mgs / day.  :D
     
  16. ok where do I find Len Poli recipe at????  Those look awesome.  I am for sure a new sausage junky.  Those will go great with a homebrew IPA
     
  17. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Since we can't post links here, google Len Poli and you will find his website with all his recipes.
     
  18. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I take a prescription strength these days. Definitely helps!
     
  19. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Gary! Haven't made these since then but I'll have to make another batch soon
     
  20. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Super sausages, Sir! Points!

    Disco
     

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