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Prime pastrami!

Postby Txdragon » Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:46 pm

There was a brisket sale local to me the week prior to July 4th weekend. 1.97/lb. I dug through at least 100 packers to find a prime in the mix and it was a 17 lb beauty. Separated point and flat and cured the flat for some good ol' pastrami. 9 days cure time and then smoke/steam. Enjoy!

Half the flat (but still near 8 lbs) cured and peppered, ready for smoke now.
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Here she is after smoke and about to get steamed!
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And now rested and sliced and ready for sammies!
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This was my first pastrami with my current wife and she loved it! So much that I now have to make this on the regular.. I've created a monster!!
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Postby Okie Sawbones » Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:48 pm

I did this recently. Sure beats the grocery store. Looks great. :chef:
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Postby Papa Tom » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:15 pm

You married right......mine doesn't like corned beef nor pastrami.......
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Postby Txdragon » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:23 pm

Thanks! My only kick in the butt on this was the pepper. I had the grinder set on too coarse a grind. Next one will be a bit finer grind on the pepper.
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Postby woodenvisions » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:53 pm

Txdragon wrote:Thanks! My only kick in the butt on this was the pepper. I had the grinder set on too coarse a grind. Next one will be a bit finer grind on the pepper.

Give me a pile of that and some Horseraddish and loooooooooook outttttttt.......

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Postby egghead » Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:58 pm

Excellent
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Postby ChileFarmer » Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:01 pm

Dang that is some fine looking pastrami. I have one tri tip left. I am thinking pastrami. CF :D
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Postby Txdragon » Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:42 pm

ChileFarmer wrote:Dang that is some fine looking pastrami. I have one tri tip left. I am thinking pastrami. CF :D


Can't wait to see that one!
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Postby Txdragon » Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:46 pm

Thanks for the comments all! There's only a few pieces left after several days of snacking and sandwiches. I'll have to make another one soon.
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Postby spacetrucker » Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:11 pm

looks great... :cheers:
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Postby Kramergwt » Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:56 pm

Suitable for framing. God, I love pastrami. Not sure what you do to cure for 9 days. Fairly new to all of this. ...but I would love to try making some pastrami. Do you steam in a pot with a tray above the waterline?
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Postby Txdragon » Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:03 pm

Kramergwt wrote:Suitable for framing. God, I love pastrami. Not sure what you do to cure for 9 days. Fairly new to all of this. ...but I would love to try making some pastrami. Do you steam in a pot with a tray above the waterline?


I wet cured it. For steam, I filled a pan with water and put in my rib rack which fits just right to keep the roast off the top of the water.
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