Tasso

Discussion in 'Pork' started by ultramag, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    Do any of you fine Southerners on board have a good recipe for smoking Tasso. I am wanting to try this delightful sounding southern treat. Interested in using it in jambalaya mainly. I have a recipe found but figured I'd see what I could dredge up on here. Afterall, as I understand, it is smoked.
     
  2. cajunsmoker

    cajunsmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Here is what I got on a quick Google. Looks about like the store version.

    http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Tasso-Ham/Detail.aspx

    I just buy a little pack of it when I need it. :roll: It's a real heavy smoky flavor and I don't use enough of it to make a bunch of it up for myself.
     
  3. Cajunsmoker,
    I hope that guy made a typo…1-3/4 cup of curing salt? That’s sounds like a death certificate! I use 3 oz. on a whole Canadian bacon and that’s maxing it :roll: Correct me if I’m wrong, maybe he meant pickling salt! Set me straight!
     
  4. cajunsmoker

    cajunsmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yes, I use All Purpose cure also, I think he meant something else. Check this,

    3 oz Prague Powder #1 or Modern Cure (available at butcher supply stores or via internet. Morton's TenderQuik can be substituted in amount of 1.25 cups, but omit the pickling salt.)
    - 1 cup Pickling Salt

    Edit - Meant to say that was from another recipe.
     
  5. Thanks for the prompt reply Cajunsmoker!
     
  6. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    Rodger, you convinced me to order some before I make it in chat I think. Are you familiar with either the Poche's or Savoie's brands? If not do you have a brand of tasso you prefer?

    This has been a pretty neat hunt. I found a place I can supposedly mix and match what I want for $8 lb. including shipping if I buy 10 lbs. or more. It is a little higher the less quantity I purchase. They have Andouille, Boudin, Shrimp, Crawfish, Gator, Tasso, and many other Cajun Specialties.

    Here are the best looking sources I have found:

    http://www.cajungrocer.com/

    http://www.nuawlins.com/

    http://www.cajunspecialtymeats.com/

    The top two look the best so far to me and NuAwlins is the one I mentioned above. Do you have any experience with or know of any of these places? If not got one you could recommend that is reputable?
     
  7. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

  8. Wow, that Tasso Spaghetti does sound good.
     
  9. smokemaster

    smokemaster Smoke Blower

  10. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    Excellent link and pics smokemaster! I had not found that one yet. I may just have to make it instead of buying it yet. It's just always better when your self sufficient and make your own it seems.
     
  11. I have done some of his beef jerky recipes in the past Very Very Good
     

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