Salumi Spice Blend: Spicy Sujuk

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Formulated just for UMAi Dry®, this traditional blend of spices creates the spicy, cumin-infused exotic flavor of Sujuk fermented dry sausage. This traditional Mediterrenean salumi is thought to have originated in Turkey. Sujuk sausage has been popular in the Balkans, Middle East, Central Asia for thousands of years (not an exaggeration).

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Formulated just for UMAi Dry®, this traditional blend of spices creates the spicy, cumin-infused exotic flavor of Sujuk fermented dry sausage. This traditional Mediterrenean salumi is thought to have originated in Turkey. Sujuk sausage has been popular in the Balkans, Middle East, Central Asia for thousands of years (not an exaggeration).

Sujuk has a smoky, spicy flavor profile and is traditionally made with beef or lamb or mutton--with lamb tail fat. Of course, pork may also used.  Like any traditional salami, Sujuk has a high-fat content. Combined with the rich spices, it is a unique flavor that cold easily be your new favorite!

Ingredients: Garlic, Cumin, Black pepper, Red pepper, Dextrose, Allspice

Usage for 5 lb recipe: After mixing in Salt and #2 Curing Salt, add the contents of the package to the sausage meat mix. Toss together thoroughly. Knead in dissolved Starter Culture and dextrose.

This blend does not contain: Salt, #2 Curing Salt, or Starter Culture for creating a robust culture all of which are necessary for making traditional fermented slow dried sausage.

Instructions for a 5 lb. (2.2 kg.) project:

  • 5 lb* well-marbled meat
  • UMAi Dry Spice Blend
  • UMAi Dry Premixed Curing Salt Blend**
  • 1⁄2 tsp T-SPX Starter Culture
  • 1 tsp Powdered Dextrose
  • UMAi Dry Casings directions & proportions

1. Grind par-frozen meat using a 3/8 or 16 mm plate.

2. Shake T-SPX packet. Dissolve packet in 2 tbsp warm de-chlorinated water. Add dextrose to T-SPX solution.

3. Thoroughly distribute T-SPX solution into the meat.

4. Combine Premixed Curing Salt Blend and Spice Blend together; blend completely into the meat mixture.

5. Using a vertical stuffer or piping bag, stuff meat mixture into UMAi Dry Casings and tie off with zip ties.

6. Slow ferment in sheltered area at 65-75°F (18-22°C) for 36-72 hours. Look for color to blush/brighten to pink.

7. Record Start Weight by weighing several sticks. Calculate and record 35-40% Target Weight reduction.

8. Dry on open wire rack in fridge until meat reaches Target Weight.

* If making less than 5 lb, make sure to re-calculate both spice blend and
curing salt needs. This is critical for safe curing.
** If not using UMAi Dry Premixed Curing Salts Blend, calculate and weigh
out the critical two salts with a digital scale:
- Kosher Salt (NOT iodized table salt) = meat weight (in grams) x 0.03
- #2 Curing Salt (slow acting curing salt) = meat weight (in grams) x 0.00025

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Instructions

1. Weigh ingredients: 3% kosher salt and 0.25% #2 Curing Salt -OR- use Premixed Curing Salts Blend. NOTE: Dry fermented sausage is best with 20% fat, pork back fat being optimal for appearance of final product.
2. Activate Starter Culture: For 5# of meat, use approx. 1/8-1/4 tsp of T-SPX, 1/4-1/2 powdered dextrose, then dissolve in 1 tbsp room temp de-chlorinated water.
3. Grind cold meat with 16mm or larger grind plate.
4. Combine meat and starter culture solution thoroughly..
5. Mix in kosher salt, curing salt and spice blend.
6. Stuff with dedicated stuffer, NOTE: Do not use blender attachment to stuff as it will destroy the particle definition necessary for fermentation and drying.
7. Weigh several sticks and mark both start weight and target weight--less 35-40%.
8. Slow ferment 24-72 hours at room temperature in a protected area. A "blush" should be perceptible. Do not ferment longer than 72 hours.
9. Refrigerate on open wire rack. Dry until reaching 35-40% weight loss.
10. Transfer finished product to vacuum packaging to equalize moisture level edge-to-edge. Store in refrigerator or freezer.

Expectations

- 80 g
- Ingredients: Garlic, Cumin, Black pepper, Red pepper, Dextrose, Allspice

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