I have made pastrami several times since getting my 590 and this is the prettiest pink colored pastrami so far. It is a tad salty , but after I use it to make a sandwich it should balance out the flavor since I will not be adding any more salt.Now on my to-do list.
Would you mind sharing your recipe?I have made pastrami several times since getting my 590 and this is the prettiest pink colored pastrami so far. It is a tad salty , but after I use it to make a sandwich it should balance out the flavor since I will not be adding any more salt.
I got this from Theamazingrib.com website.Would you mind sharing your recipe?
Thank you! I'll have to put this on the list to try.I got this from Theamazingrib.com website.
You need to rinse very good after removing from brine. Some people even soak in fresh water for a couple of hours to remove some of the salt. I recommend this your first time to ensure it is not to salty. The website has lots of good info if you are going to make corned beef, pastrami or cured bacon.
About 4 pounds of beef brisket
1 gallon distilled water
8 ounces Morton's kosher salt, by weight (about 7/8 cup)
2 teaspoons Prague Powder #1
1 cup brown sugar, preferably dark
5 tablespoons pickling spices
4 cloves garlic, smashed or pressed
2 tablespoons whole black peppercorns
2 tablespoons fresh coarsely ground black pepper
1 tablespoon whole coriander seeds
1 tablespoon coriander powder
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
1/2 teaspoon whole mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
That sure looks good! What was your cook time and temp? Same question for the OP, @tpack? You guys are making me want to try this.Update...
I pulled the pastrami in pouring rain last night. I wrapped and ultimately stuck it in the fridge. I pulled it out of the fridge today, hacked it down the middle, and then steamed half of it back to an internal temperature of around 140. Sliced and put on rye bread with homemade Russian dressing, sauerkraut, and some Jarlsberg cheese. Grilled in a skillet in butter. Mission accomplished!