Watermelon! Will it BBQ?
Will it BBQ? Watermelon!
In this segment we pose the question and the answer to Will it BBQ? So much more than just hamburgers, hot dogs, and other meats can be BBQ'd, Grilled, or Smoked. And, this is where we try out unique ideas for cooking on a grill or smoker. This week we are BBQ'ing Watermelon and letting you know if it will BBQ or not!!
InstructionsCut your watermelon into slices and turn your grill up to 450-475° and grill for about 6 minutes a side. You can season before or after grilling but we chose to season it after.
So, Will it BBQ?
Absolutely this will BBQ! It was a very interesting texture and taste. Normally Watermelon is associated with a cold sensation so having the same texture but a warm sensation was interesting but very good! The best of the seasonings we used was the Balsamic Herb Jam, the balsamic taste complemented the watermelon very well.
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I’ll have to give the balsamic g&h jam a try, but I think there are a bunch of other interesting options… you could try something much more “traditional” like nutmeg or cinnamon… or stretch the possibilities with a lil cumin… BUT… I’m more curious to just try a lil naked smoked watermelon…
How do you know how much sure cure to put on your mix if it’s less than 25 lb ?
@peculiarb You can have an issue with pickled jalapenos and getting the meat to properly bind to them.
You can blanch fruits and veggies before adding them to sausage and that will help. Some people add them straight in, but blanching will help the meat bind together with the jalapenos. Not a requirement though. If the jalapenos don’t bind perfectly into the meat, when you slice the summer sausage, the jalapenos may not fully stick to the meat and just fall off the slices. It won’t hurt the sausage, but it may not be 100% perfect. I would at least dry the jalapenos thoroughly, but blanching would provide the best results.
Has anyone ever used pickled jalapeños in their summer sausage? I have a buddy who gave me a jar of picked jalapeños to add to his summer sausage I am going to make for him. Is this a bad idea? I’ve always used dried jalapeños in the past. Please advise! Thanks.
I have only made about three batches of snack sticks so far but, I have found that adding an extra ounce of water ( per 5lb batch) over what is called for in the recipe, makes the meat “flow just a little easier when stuffing into casings.
So far, the texture of the finished product has been great and I have had no problem with casings breaking etc. from the excess moisture.
I recently had a 26 lb batch of summer sausage end up with brown spots here and there? Could this be from cure not evenly mixed ??? Or from encapsulated citric acid not fully mixed in??? I’m thinking eca wasn’t mixed in good enough because cure was put in initially with spices and binder and I mixed by hand till I got good protein extraction because it was very sticky ???
I am going to be making a 10 pound batch of pepper stick snack sticks how much water do I add for easier stuffing. or is the water that I mix the sure gel in enough for the batch is there a ratio for sure jell to water?