pastromi

Discussion in 'Beef' started by deer trail, May 11, 2010.

  1. deer trail

    deer trail Fire Starter

    hi girls and boys, well i was thinking about doing a pastromi, whats the piece i got to buy is it the flat off the brisket
     
  2. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yep, the flat is a bit leaner than the point.
     
  3. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    If you want to go all out you can buy a flat like you said and brine/cure it to make corned beef then smoke it or you can just go buy a corned beef in the grocery store and smoke it to make pastrami. I just picked up a corned beef from the grocery store and used that and it was awesome. When they go on sale for St. Patties day I usually stock the freezer so I have them all year. Good luck which ever way you decide to go with.
     
  4. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I did mine with corned beef and it turned out very good. I am watching for sales now do do it again
     
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes you will buy the flat of the brisket to make your pastrami from a corned beef. Now you might want to soak it if it seems a little salty. You should maybe cut off a piece and fry it up for a taste to see. Then get ready for some of the best sandwich that you have ever put into your mouth. Hey next time you should really try making the whole thing from scratch the corned beef and then the pastrami out of the flat.
     
  6. deer trail

    deer trail Fire Starter

    how do you brine/cure
     
  7. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    deer trail-

    Check out this link posted by fire it up. Lots of good info on making your own 'strami. Be sure to check out the link that f.i.u has posted.

    Good luck on this-and remember we wanna see some pics!![​IMG]
     

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