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Turkey deli meat

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by cheech, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I brine my turkey with salt, brown sugar and pickling spice and love the taste.

    Would it be possible to take some ground turkey, stuff it in a salami casing, brine it, smoke it and have it turn out?

    This way I can run it through the meat slicer and have the same sort of meat that they have in the deli except it will taste better.
  2. Wouldn’t you need some type of binder? Y’now, like souse has or head cheese (uuuurrrrppp!) Some kind of gelatin or fat, maybe something to hold it together? :roll:
  3. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Not sure but it sounds like a good idea. I may just have to try this and see what I run into
  4. larry maddock

    larry maddock Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i will be interested in your results
  5. coz

    coz Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    What about just thin slicing the turkey that you have smoked?
  6. q3131a

    q3131a Meat Mopper OTBS Member

  7. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ok so here is what I did.

    I bought some ground turkey from the store

    Mixed in some extra pork fat to hold it together.

    Added some cheese because I just got in my order of high temp cheese.

    Placed it in a casing and now it is sitting in brine.

    I am going to smoke it tomorrow and slice it up

    I will let you know how it turns out
  8. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well it came out of the smoker and has cooled down.

    The texture was acceptable.

    The flavor was gross, If I ever decide to do this again I will have to mix some flavor with the meat.
  9. Y’now Cheech, It’s like hot dogs, beef, pork, chicken or turkey, they all basically taste the same, its all in the seasoning, I guess, however I would lose the cheese and save it for snack stix! :roll:
  10. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Up in smoke,

    It is like this, I ordered the cheese and it came in the mail and this is the first thing that I had that I could stuff the cheese into.

    The cheese was not the problem with the taste but it really did not go with it either