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Can it be? Another Pastrami thread? You better believe it.

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
So many people have been making pastrami lately I felt left out so I thawed out the last couple .99lb ones I had in the freezer.

I was short on time so I only soaked them for a little over an hour, big mistake as they were really salty but still good.

Decided to give Travcoman45's rub a try. (Thanks Tip)

All rubbed up and ready to go.
You may notice there is a big chunk missing from the top. That's what happens when trimming the fat while I was watching an episode of Star Trek on the computer. Oops!

Smokin 'em up with a piece of chicken I was smoking for a salad.

You may notice the fence in the background, my parents were throwing out some old fencing they had and so I took it and use it as a easy to set up removable wind block. Pound a few poles into the ground to hold the pieces up. That day the wind was 30 something and gusted up to the 40s. If you sat next to the smoker there was no breeze but if you raised your hand it was windy as hell.

Salad-smoked chicken, mushrooms, tomatoes, garlic, feta with Italian dressing and balsamic vinegar.

Spritzed every 45 minutes-an hour with apple juice. Brought up to 180 pulled off and cooled. Didn't wrap in foil to finish this time and it worked out fine.

After they cooled I wrapped them up and threw in the fridge till the next day when I steamed in a pot with fresh garlic cloves.

Sliced sort of thin, I really need to get a slicer...

Grilled rye bread and spicy brown mustard. I put lettuce, tomato and onion on mine but no pic of that cause, well, we all know what L,T,O look like...

Tips rub was really good and I will use it again but the pastrami was very salty due to me rushing. Next time I will make sure to soak it properly and try out the frying pan test. After steaming for a bit that drew a good amount of the salt out and then it was really good.

Thanks for checking my pastrami out. If you've never made one I would highly recommend it, well as long as you can get them on a good deal and not $4.99lb or so.
If I ever find a good deal on brisket I am going to try corning that myself so it will truly be homemade.
post #2 of 14

Oh Baby...

SIU, you continue to amaze me. Nice Q-View, best I seen all day. Thanks for taking the time.PDT_Armataz_01_28.gif
post #3 of 14
Looks great, That sandwich has my stomache growling..... seriously !!!
post #4 of 14
Just need a sharper knife cool.gif Oh and great job
post #5 of 14
This is absolutely one of my all time favorites. I love smokin corned beef into strami and I love keepin one in until it falls apart. These things are really under rated.

post #6 of 14
Oh. My. Gawd. Outstanding!
post #7 of 14
O--------M---------G! I had to take a break when I saw the second last pic...what a mess I made of myself...slurp!

That looks fantastic! Chalk up another one for the to smoke list.

I'm going to very carefully return, to have a look at the last!

Very nice!

post #8 of 14
Boy oh boy, what a nice job, thanks for the Q/View.

post #9 of 14
Nice job man. That is a great looking pastrami! Congratulations.
post #10 of 14
I was afraid to open up this thread because I knew my gut would start growling and I'll end up eating dinner again, LOL.

Very nice pics, they seriously got my mouth watering. points.gif for a job well done. Thanks for sharing,

post #11 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys.
Wasn't quite expecting such high praise for them but when I told my brother about it and showed him the pics (even though he was there) he said he agreed. I think spritzing often made a huge difference in the formation of a crust, I have spritzed before but I'm guessing this time it was the mixture I used and frequency I spritzed.
I just remembered, I used apple juice and olive oil in the spritz and not just juice. Shook the bottle every time I got ready.
Thanks again everyone
post #12 of 14
excellent lookin stramie... I had some for dinner night before last night, took some to work for lunch, had to fight off the boss. Strami was made a month and half ago, was vacuum bagged and froze... Delicious thinly slice and steamed.

Thanks for sharing, now I am hungry again!!!
aka Rocky
post #13 of 14
Nice Q-views. digging that rub, and thanks for sharing.
post #14 of 14
that some mean looking pastrami going on there. points.gif
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