Pastrami

Discussion in 'Beef' started by fishwrestler, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. fishwrestler

    fishwrestler Smoking Fanatic Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    My two month Vacation is coming to an end and I start back to work on Thursday.

    So I figured let's smoke. I had 5 corned beef in the Freezer and took three out yesterday. Started making the rub and was short so I ran to the store.
    Rub ingredients measured ready to sent through the spice grinder.

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    Ground up all the spices, here is a shot of the finished rub.

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    Meat all rubbed down ready to hit the smoker.

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    In the smoker ready for the heat.

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    They have been in the smoker 4 hours and are at 150 right now. Almost done. More Pastrami q-views to come when I pull them.

    Robert
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2010
  2. biaviian

    biaviian Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    That's looking good!  Do you refreeze after smoking?
     
  3. fishwrestler

    fishwrestler Smoking Fanatic Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Last time I only did one and we ate it all in less than 24 hrs lol. I think I will let it sit then refrigerate it over night then tomorrow slice it. Probably vacuum seal small portions and freeze and reheat for lunches later. 
     
  4. fishwrestler

    fishwrestler Smoking Fanatic Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Pulled at 165 and foiled and let them sit for 30 minutes. Here is a peak. will refrigerate and thin slice tomorrow .

    Thanks for looking

    Robert [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2010
  5. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Oh those look great. I should do up another batch to have for sandwiches this summer.
     
  6. fishwrestler

    fishwrestler Smoking Fanatic Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    OK Change of plans. Have the pastrami in the steamer. The plan now is to steam for three hours let cool then thin slice and vacuum seal in small portions. [​IMG]
     
  7. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Why do you steam them? I haven't made pastrami yet, but hope to in the near future.
     
  8. fishwrestler

    fishwrestler Smoking Fanatic Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Squirrel,

    I read it helps to make the meat even more tender. From what I am reading it is called New York Style. I just checked on it and man it looks good.

    I will post up pictures after I let it cool and slice it.

    Robert
     
  9. fishwrestler

    fishwrestler Smoking Fanatic Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Here it its after three hours of steam all sliced up. I will package it up and vacuum seal it later. Probably eat some for dinner too. [​IMG]
     
  10. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    It looks awesome [​IMG]How was trying to slice it hot? I usually steam mine before eating it I like hot pastrami sandwiches
     
  11. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    Well your pastramis looks amasing thou. Hey squirrel thew place he's talking about is KAT'Z in new york. World famous pastrami and corned beef sanwiches. I might say that they are more then really good too. They steam their meat hot and then slice it thou. I do steam my corn beef and pastrami hot thou and that's just cause and it's Kat'z way too.    
     
  12. fishwrestler

    fishwrestler Smoking Fanatic Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    I steamed it then cooled it then used my slicer. it sliced great.
     
  13. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    that looks so good. I was just saying I need to make more
     
  14. mythmaster

    mythmaster Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That looks real tasty!  I've been wanting to try this, but I really want to find a slicer first.

    I've had turkey pastrami before, too, that was really good.  I might look into that, as well.
     
  15. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Where's the mustard? That looks awesome. [​IMG]
     
  16. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking Pastrami...[​IMG]
     
  17. bottomline

    bottomline Smoke Blower

    Looks awesome!!!
     
  18. hey fishwrestler, got a recipe for that awesome looking pastrami rub??? i got a corned beef ready for some pastrami...yum...
     
  19. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Just goes to show there are many ways to skin a cat.  I see some interesting ideas here.  I have been steaming it when I want to slice and serve on the plate for dinner.  For sandwiches I have sliced, frozen, and warmed in au jus. I see no reason it could not be steamed, cooled, then sliced though. Fishwrestler, I will be trying that soon.

    This QVIEW is making me hungry!
     
  20. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have rye !!!
     

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