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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Buffalo bacon, smoked dove and scallops

I smoked some buffalo bacon, dove breasts and scallops in my small brinkman smoker using hickory and Jack Daniels whisky chips.
The bacon is a mixture of ground buffalo and I added some ground pork for fat content. Mixed in some spices and tenderquick.

I lined a foil pan with waxed paper, pressed the buffalo mixture into the pan and covered it to chill overnight in my fridge.

While smoking the bacon, I decided to smoke some dove breasts and scallops.
I sprinkled the breasts and scallops with some of my homemade/homesmoked seasoned salt mixture, then wrapped them in bacon.

The scallops and dove were my supper that evening. .....Almost forgot to say....they were very tasty. :)

After smoking, I chilled the bacon overnight for easy slicing.

The next morning, I fried the bacon in a bit of butter along with a couple of fresh eggs.

The bacon came out great...will be making more in the future. :)


Craig said...

Hello Cowgirl!
Well I'm only just finding my way around this block thingy and hoping this reaches you.. more to the fact is that I see your reply if you actually have the time to write one given all this wonderful content you have given me and your many followers.
I came across your site/blog when searching for a decent homemade smokehouse. Late last year I returned from an 18 month stay on my wifes family run ranch in BC, very long story! Being a city boy living in Manchester, England, I was exposed to the true life of well, getting down to it ;)
Anyhow, I would love to ramble on about the multi-tasking experiences, but my present thoughts are to thank you for your time spent collating this super source of information for the likes of me (the city boy wanting the replocate his time in the west) and the like minded.
Ta very much - Top draw! :)

cowgirl said...

Craig, Thank you so much! I appreciate the kind comment and appreciate you taking the time to look at my blog.
Your 18 month stay at the ranch sounds wonderful! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the country lifestyle. :)
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. There is a contact button under my "profile" information.

Hope the smokehouse pictures help you out. I really like my house and use it often.
Let me know if you build one!

Thank you again Craig, it's nice to meet you!


BigMike said...

can you freeze the buffalo bacon for use at a later date? That just looks amazing!

cowgirl said...

Thanks Mike! :)
It can be frozen. I haven't tried it but the bacon has the consistancy of meatloaf.. it would probably be easy to slice and freeze with plastic wrap or waxed paper in between each slice for easy thawing.
Thanks again Mike! :)