Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Smoked Sea Turtle Eggs with BBQ Sauce

Chris over at the Nibble Me This blog cooks up a lot of great food. Like these smoked (or grilled) sea turtle eggs. Ok, they aren't really sea turtle eggs. They're a great (and I think better) variation on smoked armadillo eggs. Ok, they aren't really armadillo eggs either.

I made only minor changes to the original recipe from Chris.

Makes: 4 servings (or two because they're really good!)
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 1 1/2 hours
Printable Recipe


  • 1 pound roll breakfast sausage
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (whatever kind you prefer)
  • 2 jalapeƱos, seeded and minced (or use habaneros, if you dare)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon BBQ rub (we used our basic rub)
  • BBQ sauce, warmed, for dipping

1. Set up your charcoal grill for indirect grilling at 250 F. Or use your smoker.

2. Put the sausage into the freezer for about 10 minutes. This will make it easier to slice.

3. Combine the cream cheese, shredded cheese, jalapeƱos and 1/2 tablespoon of the rub in a small bowl.

4. Cut the sausage into slices. You'll get about 10 out of a roll. Gently flatten each slice just a little (it'll be about 3 1/2" round). You don't want it so thin that it comes apart when you roll it up.

5. Place about a tablespoon of the cheese mixture into the center of each sausage. Roll up the edges to form a ball.

6. Sprinkle the balls with the remaining rub. Grill over indirect heat (or smoke) for 90 minutes or until the sausage is done.

7. Serve with warmed BBQ sauce for dipping.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello!! some people are trying to do a project on why sea turtles are endangered. I am warning you some offical is going to glance at this and think you are really teaching people how to cook sea turtle eggs.

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