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Making Pastrami


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Making Pastrami
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Pastrami is a smoked corned beef. If you buy corned beef you can make your own pastrami any afternoon. Of course, you can make your own Homemade Corned Beef if you have 3 weeks to let it cure.

The seasoning for corned beef can be as simple as black pepper and ground coriander. However, while you are at it, try adding some extra flavor to the pastrami. Once you start making your own pastrami, you can modify the method to your liking.

What you will need:

  • One Corned beef
  • A good pastrami rub
  • Fuel for your smoker
  • Mild flavor wood chips
  • A good meat thermometer

Use a mild wood for smoke. Anything too strong will overpower the pastrami flavor. I recommend fruit woods like apple or cherry or other mild woods like maple or oak.

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