Pastrami QView

Discussion in 'Beef' started by will85w4, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. Hello all!  This is my first QView ever, so I hope you enjoy!

    I decided to try out Jeff's recipe for Pastrami yesterday.  I will say right now, that if you like pastrami, this recipe is for you.

    I purchased a Wally World corned beef brisket and the other necessary supplies I needed for the sammies.  

    Here is my list:

    Jewish Rye Bread

    Boar's Head Provolone Cheese

    Sauerkraut in a jar

    Dijon Mustard

    Thousand Island Dressing

    1/2 Sweet Mayan Onion

    Two cloves of garlic

    One 3lb corned beef brisket

    First, I didn't soak the pastrami in water for hours...I may try this next time as the saltiness of the brisket was present in the finished product, but the saltiness was countered by the other ingredients.  I rinsed the brisket under cold water for about five minutes and then placed it on my cutting board.  I spread a layer of Dijon mustard over one side of the brisket and turned it and layered the other side.  I wrapped this in saran wrap and placed it in the fridge overnight.

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    The next morning, I fired up the smoker to about 225 degrees and placed the brisket on for the long haul.

                                                                                 6 1/2 hours later...I had pastrami.

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                         I pulled the pastrami off the smoker and let it rest for 1 hour before placing it in the fridge for another 2 hours.

              After the pastrami had cooled down a bit, I pulled out the meat slicer and started slicing pieces that were about 1/16th to                          

                                                                              1/8th of an inch thick for the sammies... 

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                    I sauteed the onion, garlic, and sauerkraut together in a skillet for about 20 minutes and placed the rye bread with mayo and provolone on a griddle pan.  Once the cheese started to melt, I placed the strami and sauerkraut mixture on the strami...

                                                                              Finished product...'strami sammies...

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  2. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on your first Starmi!! Looks good!
     
  3. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    yummy that looks so good, I have 2 corned beef in freezer I just may have to make some Sunday
     
  4. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great. I just made two as well on Wed.  I can't wait to make a reuben sandwich this weekend.
     
  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great first qview post . Your pastrami looks tasty
     
  6. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great...
     
  7. ravanelli

    ravanelli Fire Starter

    Nice reuben!
     
  8. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Congrats !!!!!! Looks great !
     
  9. porked

    porked Smoking Fanatic

    Nice job, I'd hit that hard!
     
  10. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Excellent job on your first Q-view! The pastrami looks awesome. You'll never be able to buy pastrami in the store again!
     
  11. Excellent looking pastrami...X2 on Al's comment[​IMG]
     
  12. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Congrats it look real good bet it was tasty.. Nice job[​IMG]
     
  13. Thanks for the comments!  I've received positive feedback from friends and family members on this as well!  It's funny how when you start cooking with a smoker you plan your leftovers and who you are going to share with! :)
     
  14. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey Will,  Congrats on a sucessful smoke and a great first ever Qview!
     
  15. big twig

    big twig Smoking Fanatic

    Nice looking pastrami! I wish I had some of that right now, I am starving, why do I stare at great food and not feed myself?
     

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