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robbq 01-07-2014 12:44 AM

First pastrami
 
Hi everybody, I've been thinking about trying a pastrami for a while and finally did it last weekend. I saw people here recommending thirdeye's instructions so that's what I followed.

I used a store bought corned beef, 4 pounds. First I soaked it for about 24 hours in a few changes of water. Then I rubbed it and let it sit for another 2 days, and then smoked it with cherry for a couple hours until it hit 160 degrees.

http://www.thefriedmanfamily.com/foo...40105/2116.jpg

The only problem I had was that because I use an electric smoker during the winter it doesn't really create good bark. I tried putting it under the broiler for a few minutes to see if I could crisp it up, but I was afraid I would cook the meat and make it tough, so it wasn't in there long enough to do much.

http://www.thefriedmanfamily.com/foo...40105/2124.jpg

Next it went into the pressure cooker for 40 minutes to steam and tenderize.

http://www.thefriedmanfamily.com/foo...40105/2125.jpg

While it was cooking I made a loaf of deli style rye bread.

http://www.thefriedmanfamily.com/foo...40105/2132.jpg

Here is the finished pastrami.

http://www.thefriedmanfamily.com/foo...40105/2130.jpg

And a sandwich with the pastrami on the home made bread, with swiss cheese and horseradish mustard.

http://www.thefriedmanfamily.com/foo...40105/2133.jpg

It tasted great and was a lot of fun to make.

Smokeoholic 01-07-2014 01:46 AM

Outstanding..:clap2:

Chopper Duke 01-07-2014 01:49 AM

I so want to eat that sammich.

sliding_billy 01-07-2014 02:17 AM

That is a delicious looking sandwich.

Garrett 01-07-2014 05:18 AM

That strammie looks good!

Al Czervik 01-07-2014 08:13 AM

Great looking pastrami and kudos on the homemade bread... :thumb:

NickTheGreat 01-07-2014 08:16 AM

Pastrami might be my favorite thing to smoke. Only problem is the silly stuff disappears too fast

MikeR 01-07-2014 08:20 AM

Great looking andwich! :thumb: Haven't made pastrami in a bit but now I'm itching to do it soon.

cowgirl 01-07-2014 10:42 AM

Looks delicious!!

gtr 01-07-2014 10:46 AM

Very nicely done! The home made bread puts it right over the top.

Pastrami is the next thing on my list to do of things I haven't done yet. Can't wait!

cmseeley 01-07-2014 10:51 AM

Dangggg That looks good!!!

castlepines 01-07-2014 11:49 AM

That looks perfect on a day like today!

How did you get the meat stick to the grate like that in the first pic? Some sort of wizard or something. :wink:

robbq 01-07-2014 11:53 AM

Did the picture show upside down? I've been having problems with that.

fnbish 01-07-2014 12:08 PM

That bread makes me wish I made bread :becky:

SmokedJohnson 01-07-2014 12:39 PM

I would love to make a loaf of bread like that. WoW that looks good.


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