MARATHON COOKING DAY TODAY!

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by smokinal, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. smokinal

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

    Well Judy & I decided to catch up on some of the things that we were out of today.

    So the plan is to make Mexican chorizo, hot Italian sausage, & Andouille, along with some strawberry jam & french bread rolls.

    I picked up a 10 1/2 lb. butt, and when I got the bone out & cut it up I ended up with 9 lbs. of meat.

    I ran it through the grinder with the coarse plate, then divided it up. 2 1/2 lbs. for chorizo, 2 1/2 lbs. for Andouille, 4 lbs. for Hot Italian sausage.

    I used to mix my own spices for sausage, but lately have been using the Sausage Makers blends. We really like them.

    Mixed the meat & spices & ran it thru the grinder again with the med. plate.

    Stuffed all of them into 35-38 mm hog casings.

    A BIG THANK YOU TO BOYKJO FOR TEACHING ME HOW TO HANDLE MY CASINGS.

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/159729/how-to-handle-natural-casings

    They were very easy to use.

    Not many photo's today, just the end result!

    These are the seasonings.

    I bought a 30" roll of butcher paper a while back & when I have a project going I just double it up & cover the counter with it.

    You can write notes on it & when your all done you just roll it up & everything is cleaned up.


    Here's the 3 different sausages. I kept the Andouille fresh too.

    I plan to give it 2 hours of smoke then put it in a fry pan to finish it off, when I use it.


    Strawberry jam too!


    Of course a batch of buns!


    Another fun day at Judy & Al's

    Al
     
  2. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Everything looks fantastic Al, you sure have been busy.

    I need to learn how to make those buns.

    Nice!
     
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks great. I need to find all my sausage stuff and get to making freezer stock. The local stuff is pretty bad...JJ
     
  4. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    With all this cooking lately, Al, you two are going to get fat LOL!
    Never thought about fresh Andouille. Hmm...
     
  5. c farmer

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

    Awesome Al. Winter is coming so I will be able to make sausage's again.
     
  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    All looks Great, Al !![​IMG]----[​IMG]

    You're going nuts down there!! You're doing more in a week than I do in a month!!!

    Nice Job!![​IMG]

    And Judy's (Baked) Buns are always looking Great !![​IMG]

    Bear
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2016
  7. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice sausage party! Now you need some sausage buns as well!
     
  8. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What a great day!  And the time spent together resulted in some of the best looking links I have seen in some time! Point! 

    Brian 
     
  9. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    WOW ! Very nice work Al & Judy ! Thumbs Up That all looks awesome ! :sausage:
     
  10. smokinal

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

    Thanks John!

    Judy makes those buns so often now it's just automatic for her!

    Al
    Thanks JJ, we let the freezer stock get low in the summer because of hurricanes.

    So we were out of a lot of stuff, now the fun begins!

    Al
    Thanks Dan!

    I have never made fresh Andouille before, but I thought I would give it a try.

    A couple of hours of smoke, then brown it in a skillet for my chili recipe.

    Al
    Thanks Adam!

    Yea that's the same thing here, we really crank things up in the winter.

    Al
    Thanks Bear!

    This is getting to be the time of year when we start smoking & cooking everything in sight!

    The summer is just too hot for doing very much of that.

    Al
    Thanks B!

    Actually Judy had some homemade split top buns in the freezer.

    We toasted them on all 4 sides & had hot Italian sausage with peppers & onions for dinner!

    Al
    Thanks Brian!

    This is how Judy & I have fun!

    Crazy huh!

    Al
    Thank you so much Justin!

    Al
     
  11. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit

    Al as usual everything looks awesome! The sausage is making me hungry.
     
  12. gearjammer

    gearjammer Master of the Pit

    Dang, you folks have been busy.

    Everything looks beautiful.

    Hope you both had a great time celebrating

    your anniversary, may you have many more.

     Ed
     
  13. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dang nab it Al that all looks great,,,, 

    A full smoker is a happy smoker 

    DS
     
     
  14. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice day of making tasty treats!

    Points!
     
  15. smokinal

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

    Thanks Doug!

    Al
    Thanks a lot Ed!

    I appreciate it!

    Al
    Thanks DS!

    Al
    Thanks Buddy!

    Al
     
  16. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Lovely links, Al! Points!

    Disco
     
  17. smokinal

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

    Thanks Disco!

    I appreciate it!

    Al
     
  18. smokin jay

    smokin jay Smoking Fanatic

    Sausages look good Al! Andouille for the chili!! Mmmm
     
  19. betaboy

    betaboy Meat Mopper

    Looks wonderful Al! [​IMG]
     
  20. Wow big day! Those sausages look delicious Al, I'm making and smoking my first batch of Italian pork sausages tomorrow along with a rack of pork ribs, I hooe mine turn out half as good as yours look.
     

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