Smoked Beef Salami chub with Q-view

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by forluvofsmoke, May 25, 2009.

  1. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    This is my first smoked salami. The chub was in my freezer from last fall. It is 1# of chuck roast that I trimmed and then chopped in a food processor to a medium/fine texture. It was cured with TQ for 24 hours, then frozen. The meat seasoning was kosher salt, fresh garlic, whole peppercorn, crushed red pepper, and cayenne. I'd have to dig to find the actual recipe, I'm sure there's more to it than those.

    45 minutes into the SNP with Hickory @ 210-215*, on Saturday the 23rd, after a 2 day fridge thaw:

    Lookin' nice after the first 90 minutes:

    Almost 3 hours & ready to pull for a quick-chill, internal temp is 155*:

    Giving it a paper napkin pat-down to remove a little external rendered fat:


    After 1-1/2 days in the chill box:

    A bit crumbly when you slice it...needs more fat...this is probably about 5% fat content:

    The flavor of this is excellent, and it has just enough heat to sneak up on you after a minute or two. It's a nice surprise though, not overwhelming. I tried a second slice on a cracker with a slice of Co-Jack what a hit!

    These are pretty easy to make, so, I'll have to start thinking more about snackin' food to have ready for when I'm planning a smoke.

    This worked great to do the prep, seasoning and cure ahead of time, and then just toss into the fridge with the other Q-meats for a thaw.

    Many thanks to Ronp for tossing his salami Q-views at us last fall...It got my wheels turnin'! You da man, Ron!

    Thanks everyone!

  2. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well, thank you Eric. Yes I was making them quite reguarly back then.

    Yours turned out real good looking. If I remember I was using 85 - 15 fat ratio.

    Some day I'll have to do another.
  3. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks nice and tasty Eric.
    Great job, going to add this to my to-do list. Well I have 2, one to-do list to do and one to-do list for when I finally order some TQ.
    Thanks for posting.
  4. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks really good, Eric. Yet another thing for my to do list. [​IMG]

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