There is a vaporizer up in the Appalachians that is smoking for this one! The smoky chocolate glazed jerky is a dish that combines traditional jerky flavor, a salty and smoky one with the taste of gooey chocolate through and through the jerky.
I fell in love with the recipe right away and thought of trying this unique combination. Here, I go assembling the ingredients for the dish. I get together the following for the brine, and often have a herbal take on the iolite vaporizer whilst I’m working – just to get me in the mood!
1tbsp dark brown sugar
4 oz soy sauce
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp onion powder
2 tsp liquid smoke
2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp coffee
2 oz dark corn syrup or molasses
I lb lean beef which is cut along the grain with the slices being about 1/8-1/4 inches thick
I will need the following:
1/8 cup sugar (30g)
1/8 cup cocoa powder (30g)
¼ tsp vanilla extract
4 oz tap water
1/8 tsp salt
Directions for preparing the Chocolate Glaze:
I have to mix all ingredients and heat them till they are mixed well. I cool it to room temperature and lo! My chocolate glaze is ready.
Now, I go to the main part:
Preparation of Chocolate Jerky
I freeze the meat for half an hour. Hmm, 30 minutes are passed, I got to remove from the refrigerator, I have done it, I cut it thin along the grain and apply the brine ingredients in air tight plastic bag. I gotcha store it for 24 hours in the refrigerator. After that is done, I wipe off the brine and rinse to get rid of the coffee particles. I use paper towels to dry it completely. Each jerky piece has to be immersed in my chocolate glaze. After the meat’s sweet bath, I place it over the baking sheet on the cooling rack and let it dehydrate for about 6-8 hours in low oven.
What It Tasted Like
Wow! The effect on my taste buds was awesome. The onion powder and the garlic had retained the overpowering taste of the meat, the beef bath in chocolate glaze had ensured the seeping of the chocolate flavor through and through into the jerky. I had with me a smoky chocolate glazed jerky that truly lived up to its name.
You can create and amazing vapor pillow by simply dropping a crumb or two of jerky into the herb chamber of the trust volcano vaporizer. It makes the whole room smell of America.