Jamaican Jerk Rum Spirited Sauce
Jamaican Jerk Rum Spirited Sauce
We have tested all of the other sauces in Excalibur’s Spirited Line, the last one to review is Excalibur’s Jamaican Jerk Rum Spirited Sauce. The ingredient list of this sauce is pretty amazing, we have all the seasonings you would expect to see with a Jamaican themed sauce or marinade as well as apple cider vinegar but most importantly it has Dark Rum added in! I am hoping that you can really pull some rum flavor out of it as I love a good dark rum.
I played with a few different ideas on what this would be best on and eventually decided to just keep it simple and marinate some ground beef and cook that with rice. I vacuum packed 2 lb of ground beef with about half of a bottle and let it sit overnight to let it suck up some of the flavors. I cooked it in a pan with a little bit of onion and I mixed it with the rice.
As soon as you open the bottle you can smell a really mouth watering mix of spices. The ginger, allspice and scotch bonnet peppers give this a wonderful aroma. The taste was great, you can taste all of those spices as well and it has a hint of vinegar and you can taste a little of the papaya as well. The Dark Rum was present in the taste but it could have been stronger in my opinion but for most people it would probably be just about right!
So my final rankings of Excalibur’s Spirited Sauces would be Mango Moonshine (best used on fish), Kentucky Bourbon Sauce (great on grilled chicken) Jamaican Jerk Rum Sauce, then the Spicy Red Vodka Sauce (great on pasta) and then the Red Eye Moonshine sauce which was still good, it just wasn’t great on Bison.
This also would have worked wonderfully for an easy to make Jamaican Jerk Patty, if you have the time and skill to make the tortilla like covering for it.
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The W Summer (4550300082) might be the most mild of all the ones you listed. That doesn’t make it bad at all just a very mild flavor
Summer 107 (4550300032) Similar to H, contains mustard seed but I don’t think it is whole.
Summer Sausage Seasoning (4550300012) Very similar to the 107 in flavor, has whole mustard seed.
H - Summer (G4550300070) is our best selling Summer Sausage Seasoning, contains whole mustard seed. If you are looking for a peppery seasoning this is the best one to use for a base and add some black pepper. This would be the basic summer seasoning favored by most employees and customer.
Another option, if you are making 100 lb batches or don’t mind breaking down the seasoning into smaller batches, would be the Ton’s Summer Seasoning (4550806642) It has a very good flavor and is pretty peppery if I remember correctly, I pepper is listed higher in the ingredients list than any of the others… Of all of the basic Summer Sausage seasonings (excluding ones like Jalapeno and Habanero BBQ) this is the second best scoring one amongst employees.
@tincuptom i can only speak to the H summer sausage seasoning, but it has a lot better taste than the backwoods. Not a lot of pepper (you could add more I am sure) but it is a good solid flavor profile. I did not use the ECA for the tang, but plan on doing it this week in a batch. You can’t go wrong with the H seasoning!
I have been in search for a summer sausage seasoning with black pepper but couldn’t find one. I’m new at this so the H Summer Sausage is the only one I have used so I can’t give you any comparisons with the other 3, but you mentioned black pepper so thought I would share my first experience.
So I used Waltons H Summer Sausage and mixed in about a quarter cup of fine black pepper. I liked the results and several others did as well. It had a light pepper taste and I probably will add a little more in the next batch for a slightly stronger flavor. I used 25 lbs of venison and 4lbs of beef fat to keep it on the leaner side. Good luck, Bob
thanks. As it turned out I did use a pork butt, cost only $1.48/# on sale and pork fat appears to be running about 50 cents more. Pure fat is a lot harder to come by, guessing because there is just less of it – supply and demand. One recipe I was using called out pork fat and I directly substituted the ground pork butt and it tasted fine even at a 25% ratio. The other sausage experimental batch I made with 50% and it is even better. So, 50/50 is the future now. thanks for your input folks!
@Jeff-Allen While the 26 and 33 lb sausage stuffers absolutely will make 19mm snack sticks the reduced size of the piston on the 11 lb model does make it easier. I have made snack sticks with all of the sizes and especially when you are working by yourself the 11 lb is easier to do.