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Offline deb415611

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Turkey Tasso Ham
« on: May 19, 2009, 04:21:00 am »
Last weekend I smoked some Turkey Tasso Ham

from Marinades, Rubs, Brines,Cures & Glazes  Jim Tarantino



Turkey Tasso Ham

5 to 6 lb turkey breast, boned, halved, and skin removed
3 qts Louisiana Tasso Brine (below)
1 cup Cajun Rub (below)
1 quart apple cider, orange juice, or wine


made a little stock also

- Place turkey in nonreactive container & pour brine over


(I only needed about 1/2 the brine, rest in freezer)

- Allow the turkey to soak in the brine for 1 week in fridge
- Remove turkey from brine, Rinse turkey & pat try w/ paper towels

- Preheat smoker for 200 to 225
- Evenly coat turkey breast w rub & work it in with your fingers



-the turkey will take about 20 min per lb at 200 to 225 (I smoked at 200 with 1 hr 20 min oak (should have gone longer) , forgot to write down how long it took to get to 165)  The cider, apple juice is for drip pan (I used water)



Louisiana Tasso Brine:

3 qts water
1 1/3 cups kosher salt (diamond)
1 1/3 cups Steen's cane syrup or unsulphured molasses (I used molasses)
1 to 1 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 Tbls Onion powder
2 Tbls garlic powder

In large saucepan over medium high heat combine ingredients bring to a boil and stir to dissolve.  Decrease heat & simmer for 30 minutes (I missed this step ???). Remove from heat and let brine cool to room temp, then refrigerate to 40 degrees before adding food.

Cajun Rub:

2 Tbsp whole black peppercorns
2 Tbls whole white peppercorns
1 to 2 tsp cayenne
3 tbls hot paprika (I used sweet because I had no hot)
1 tbls coarse grain salt
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp oregano
1 tsp sage
1 tsp thyme

Combine in spice grinder or blender and grind to a coarse powder.  


So now I need some ideas of what to use it in :D



« Last Edit: October 29, 2009, 10:12:47 am by deb415611 »

NePaSmoKer

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Re: Turkey Tasso Ham
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2009, 04:28:51 am »
That looks pretty dang good deb.

Would be killer to add some homemade mexican pinto's with it  ;D

nepas

Offline deb415611

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Re: Turkey Tasso Ham
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2009, 04:38:56 am »
oooh,  I have pintos but not your recipe (pretty pls  :D). 

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Re: Turkey Tasso Ham
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2009, 06:09:55 am »
oooh,  I have pintos but not your recipe (pretty pls  :D). 

DOH ok

Here is the the basic for pintos.

2 cups of dry pinto beans, sort and pick out any bad beans and rocks, rinse well, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder or 2 garlic cloves, 2 slices of raw bacon (optional) 3 quarts of water, bring to a boil, turn down to medium heat. Cook 2 1/2 to 3 hours or more if needed, adding water if needed. Beans should be tender and firm. You will have some floaters of the pinto skin but thats ok. Yes, there are a few tips to the trade, main two would be water and salt.

Salt! never add to beans until they are completely cooked: Salt to taste or 1 teaspoon per cup of beans just a few minutes before turning off the heat. If you add salt while cooking the beans will not cook good and will be hard still.

I found that if you bring the beans to a fast boil for 5 mins, Turn off heat, cover for 3 hours then start your cooking time at a simmer they come out better. Of course you can add any items you like after cooking. 

nepas




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Re: Turkey Tasso Ham
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2009, 08:08:57 pm »
Deb...if you weren't already married...my husband wants to make an offer!!! I just got the speech..."why don't you do that?" I have one very large cast iron pan...he's not appropriately frightened!!!  :D  :D  :D He might be later!!!  ;D

Nah...I luv em too much... :)


But now I gotta make that sister....  :)

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Re: Turkey Tasso Ham
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2009, 09:14:26 pm »
deb..try this site good info http://www.gumbopages.com/food/basics/
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Re: Turkey Tasso Ham
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2009, 03:07:19 am »
LQ - it's easy  & tasty

Seemore - thanks  - I'm going to try the chicken, sausage & tasso jambalaya but now I gotta make some smoked sausage ;D

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Re: Turkey Tasso Ham
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2009, 09:14:36 am »
Yum,

Pintos & Tasso in a tortilla.  Good lunch. 

Thanks Nepas!!! ;D

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Re: Turkey Tasso Ham
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2009, 09:19:12 am »
Wow...  gotta try that.  I love turkey...!

And great bean tips Nepas.  I recently tried to make beans from dried....  and in spite of a SUPER long cook time, they were still chewy and hard.  But, I did salt them during the cooking time.  The things you learn...  :D  Thanks!  You've convinced me to try again.

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Re: Turkey Tasso Ham
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2009, 04:13:05 am »
Debs, the tasso looks great. :)

seemore, thanks for the website. ;)
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