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Pastrami feast

jcam222

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Round 2 here I come. https://favchef.com/2021/jeff-campbell Appreciate your votes. Finally some warmer weather in Ohio so got the cabinet smoker out. Did 30 lbs of pastrami. I’ve brined my own before but this was corned beef from GFS. It was very well trimmed with almost zero waste in trimming and only $2.79 / lbs. I desalinated for 24 hours. Rub was the Katz clone on amazing ribs. Smoked hot and fast at 300F to 205F meat temp in about 6 1/2 hours. In the cooler for an hour and man this is the juiciest most tender I’ve done!! Serving some up we have rye chaffles with some spicy brown mustard layered with the fresh pastrami, fried cabbage, creamy dill havarti and sauce. Cabbage was seasoned with caraway, celery seed , cumin and a dash of nutmeg with vinegar. Sauce is a mix of sour cream, sugar free ketchup , dill relish and Worcestershire. Decided to finish the meal off with some keto “fried” pickles. Pickles are dried well , rolled in a 50/50 blend of almond flour and grated Parmesan , egg wash (2 eggs ,2T heavy cream) then back in the almond flour and Parmesan. Baked at 450F until browned. Could also do in air fryer.
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Fueling Around

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Outstanding!
Food at the finest level, Jeff.

I've used the AmazingRibs Katz copy cat pastrami recipe a couple of times. Never had the original, but I really like the flavor of the copy cat

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I'm a Pastrami Freak and that is some of the finest Pastrami I've ever seen. Just looking at the pics. made my mouth water. thumbs up brother
 

BrianGSDTexoma

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Man that a lot of pastrami. Looks wonderful. I need to revisit the chaffles. I tried before and was just to eggy for me. I was going to some of that cabbage today. I am getting inspiration from you and trying to keep it more keto! Dinner last night inspired by you was incredible.
 

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Jeff looks fantastic as always, I've made lots of Pastrami from store bought corn beefs. I wish I could vote I'll remind my kids when I see them.
Richie
 

xray

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That pastrami looks incredible Jeff! Very nicely done.

There’s nothing wrong with using a store bought CB either, I’m going to pick one up soon.
 

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Wow Jeff, simply stunning. As has already been stated, that is without doubt the best looking pastrami I've ever seen. You could put a certain well known deli out of business with that :emoji_wink: Excellent job my friend, and congrats on advancing to the second round in the Fave Chef competition. Hey...wanna make a littlle trade since you have 30# of the pastrami??

Robert
 

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Looks amazing Jeff. The amazing ribs katz deli rub is also my go to. Sent 20 more votes your way last night my friend
 

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WOW ! That corned beef looks fantastic . Nice work .
 

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Round 2 here I come. https://favchef.com/2021/jeff-campbell Appreciate your votes. Finally some warmer weather in Ohio so got the cabinet smoker out. Did 30 lbs of pastrami. I’ve brined my own before but this was corned beef from GFS. It was very well trimmed with almost zero waste in trimming and only $2.79 / lbs. I desalinated for 24 hours. Rub was the Katz clone on amazing ribs. Smoked hot and fast at 300F to 205F meat temp in about 6 1/2 hours. In the cooler for an hour and man this is the juiciest most tender I’ve done!! Serving some up we have rye chaffles with some spicy brown mustard layered with the fresh pastrami, fried cabbage, creamy dill havarti and sauce. Cabbage was seasoned with caraway, celery seed , cumin and a dash of nutmeg with vinegar. Sauce is a mix of sour cream, sugar free ketchup , dill relish and Worcestershire. Decided to finish the meal off with some keto “fried” pickles. Pickles are dried well , rolled in a 50/50 blend of almond flour and grated Parmesan , egg wash (2 eggs ,2T heavy cream) then back in the almond flour and Parmesan. Baked at 450F until browned. Could also do in air fryer. View attachment 487117 View attachment 487118 View attachment 487119 View attachment 487120 View attachment 487121 View attachment 487122 View attachment 487123 View attachment 487124 View attachment 487125 View attachment 487126 View attachment 487127 View attachment 487128 View attachment 487129 View attachment 487130
Wowser Jeff!

That is on great lookin' Rueben sammie brother.

Got me to thing what I can smoke and freeze, then eat later like canadian bacon.

Could I do the pastrami and then freeze it it for when I can eat it?

GREAT BIG LIKE!

John
 

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Wowser Jeff!

That is on great lookin' Rueben sammie brother.

Got me to thing what I can smoke and freeze, then eat later like canadian bacon.

Could I do the pastrami and then freeze it it for when I can eat it?

GREAT BIG LIKE!

John
John good to hear from you! I’ve vacuum packed and froze pastrami with no issue before. I tell you rhese came out so well I’m going to see if GFS has more of these and freeze a couple for a summer pastrami smoke. This truly turned into one of , if nothing the best smoke I’ve done.
 

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That Looks Freaking Crazy Good, Jeff !!
Nice Job!
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Bear
 

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I’m going to see if GFS has more of these and freeze a couple for a summer pastrami smoke.
That sounds like a great idea . I was in GFS Thursday . They had a bunch of whole corned briskets .
I bought a regular one , but might go back after seeing this .
 

MJB05615

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That looks incredible Jeff! We love Pastrami. Great work. I keep voting daily. Keeping the faith my friend for you to win.
 

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Oh YUM! NOW I'm "jonesin" for some pastrami..... Gotta get off my but and replace mine..... ;)
 

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You have a lot going on there, it looks stunning. Good luck on round two of the judging. Who is GFS? A commercial food service?

One year my local watering hole hosted a full blown St Patrick's day feast for all the customers, catered by.... wait for it.... a Mexican restaurant. They ordered corned whole briskets from Sysco or United and they were fantastic. The only thing that could have made them better would have been pastramied.
 

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