venison pastrami

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by uncle_lar, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. uncle_lar

    uncle_lar Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    well here's the start of a batch of venison pastrami
    about 10# of venison roasts all trimmed and ready to go
    I mixed up a batch of brine using Rytek's pastrami recipe,
    plus I add just a bit of pickling spice and some fresh garlic
    roasts were injected and put in the brine where they will rest
    for 7 days. I will smoke them just in time for some nice Strami for our Christmas eve Party. I will post more next week
    the roasts

    the brine all mixed up
     
  2. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Mmmmm....Those are going to be good.

    Started some Christmas pastrami last night, beef though, and am planning on smokng them Christmas eve day.
     
  3. meat hunter

    meat hunter Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I just set my venison pastrami in the smoker 20 minutes ago. I just hope it turns out ok. I didn't even think of trying Ryteks recipe. Will have to give that one a shot too.
     
  4. uncle_lar

    uncle_lar Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Ok, they are out of the brine, rinsed and soaked to remove excess salt
    I seasoned 3 of them for pastrami and they will go into the smoker over cherry wood. the other 2 are just getting roasted for corned venison.
    the seasoning

    3 pastramis

    2 corned venison roasts




    More to come while they are smoking a little later
    I am also doing a turkey pastrami but I didnt take any pics of it yet
     
  5. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like I am among a fine group and in good smoke company, not venison but I'm throwing on a pastrami in an hour or so myself [​IMG]

    Looking good so far.
    Happy smokes!
     
  6. uncle_lar

    uncle_lar Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    this has to be some of the finest Pastrami I have ever created.
    tender, juicy, delicious! I do all my pastrami with Cherry wood
    and I love it more every time I do it.
    the corned venison roasts that I did not smoke and just roasted also turned out great. I forgot to take pics of them when I took them out of the oven.
    here the final pictures.... enjoy, and thanks for watching!

    I pulled these out of the smoker at 135* they got about 3 hrs of [email protected] 200* I foiled them with some apple juice and finished them in my alto shaam oven at 200* until they where 165*

    I had to unwrap them and do a taste test before I coverd them into the fridge. I will slice them up tomorrow after they cool
     
  7. meat hunter

    meat hunter Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Awesome looking smoke there Uncle. It don't get any better than wild game. Points on a fantastic smoke.[​IMG]
     
  8. Looks great. Try it with bear too, turns out real nice!
     
  9. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    nice job Uncle Lar,

    those corn fed Northern Illinois deer?
     
  10. uncle_lar

    uncle_lar Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    they sure are, I got a 7 point buck, a nice doe, and a button buck
    so fars this year. I have one tag left that I will try to fill with another doe next weekend.
     
  11. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    nice,

    you shouldnt have a problem, there are alot of deer out this year, When I was out smoking on Sunday had about 8 of them run accross my property before I could get my camera.

    good luck & happy holidays
     
  12. cbrhunter

    cbrhunter Fire Starter

    that looks fantastic! I shot a big ol' 5x6 Mulie this year and I've been looking to try something new - pastrami and corned venison sounds great - never thought of doing that.

    cheers!
     
  13. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great...[​IMG]
     

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