Another lesson learned

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by smokeymose, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    So the Mrs and I decided for this last batch of Kielbasa I'd just do it as fresh instead of smoking. We love the recipe and my Hot Italian fresh works so well, and since we always cook it anyway, why bother smoking?
    Big mistake. One word. Bland.
    Apparently just the smoking gives it that extra kick.
    Since I always use cure now for smoked or fresh, I'm wondering if I can thaw the rest of it and smoke it.
    Whatever, "Lesson Learned"!

    :th_crybaby2:
     
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Yes, you can smoke the raw/frozen kielbasa. I am really surprised, I LOVE Fresh Kielbasa and recommend it often to guys that have not tried it, winning new converts. Smoke adds flavor but if the sausage is Bland, smoke will not make a huge difference, interesting...JJ
     
  3. smokinal

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

    I just made some fresh Addouille, I hot smoked it for a couple of hours & used it in chili.

    It really turned out good.

    Al
     
  4. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    Heck, guys, maybe it was imagination. We may have had the Hot Italian in our minds and it is definitely NOT bland LOL!

    I didn't really brown it much, just cooked with potatoes and onions. I'll try frying or grilling.

    Then again, this could be a reason to kick my Kielbasa recipe up a notch [​IMG]

    Dan
     
  5. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Could you not still smoke the rest?
     
  6. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Last edited: Oct 14, 2016
  7. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    I already use a tbls of Marjoram along with a tsp of Mustard Seed.
    Maybe our taste buds were off that night :dunno
    It's not like it's inedible 😉
    Dan
     
  8. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    I'm about due for some more snack sticks. When I do them I may toss a couple of the k'basa in just to see.
     

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