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eman

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Had 2  pastrami that i wanted to steam so i could slice

 Looked at different optons and finally decided on using an old broiler pan.

Had an old one that is pretty sturdy . Just fill the bottom about half way w/ water ( iaaded a tsp liquid crab boil and a tsp of texas petes) place the broiler rack on top .

 lay the pastrami on this and seal the top w/ foil. I placed it on the stove top across two burners and heated to a simmer .

It did such a great job on the pastrami i figured that it might work well w/ other meats .

 I put some pulled pork and some smoked chicken breast on the rack and sealed it up . back

on the burners. Both came out great. The only thing i wouldn't try this way may be ribs. Afraid that the steam may soften them up to much.

 Try this method next time .you will be suprized at good this works.
 

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Sounds like a good method Bob next time you do it post some pics for us to see exactly what your doing
 

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Eman, are ya talkin the 2 piece pan where the meat set's above the water. I haven't seen ours in years but that sounds like a good way to warm them up.

Try this for ribs, I did it a couple weeks ago with some frozen ribs that I had smoked  and were vac sealed.

Pull them out of the freezer, place them in 180° water and let them simmer. Being the first time I've tried this I wasn't sure on how long to simmer them, and to be honest I didn't pay attention, sorry. But after a while I stuck a prob thru the bag and got a 160° reading . openned the bag and plated them and they were like they just  came off the smoker. Try it!

Dan
 

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That what I do too,, have a pot that has a steamer insert that is over the water. works great
 

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Eman, are ya talkin the 2 piece pan where the meat set's above the water. I haven't seen ours in years but that sounds like a good way to warm them up.

Try this for ribs, I did it a couple weeks ago with some frozen ribs that I had smoked  and were vac sealed.

Pull them out of the freezer, place them in 180° water and let them simmer. Being the first time I've tried this I wasn't sure on how long to simmer them, and to be honest I didn't pay attention, sorry. But after a while I stuck a prob thru the bag and got a 160° reading . openned the bag and plated them and they were like they just  came off the smoker. Try it!

Dan

 That is the way I reheat everything I freeze and it is foolproof unless you let the water get to a boil. I have had bags start to melt and that was not good
 

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 Yes it's the old two piece broiler pan . I usually use the bag in the simmering water  method . But this way i can add a lil more flavor by puttin stuff in the simmering water.
 
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I'm curious, since I don't know anything about homemade pastrami or I could just be stupid. Were you heating them because they were frozen, or because they slice better warm than cold, then reheating?  were you using a slicer or hand slicing?  sorry to sound so nosy, I just really love pastrami!
 

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I'm curious, since I don't know anything about homemade pastrami or I could just be stupid. Were you heating them because they were frozen, or because they slice better warm than cold, then reheating?  were you using a slicer or hand slicing?  sorry to sound so nosy, I just really love pastrami!
Just search pastrami or dudestrami on here and you will enlightened.
 
 
 

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Yes your way is really good and I have been saying it for along time that steaming is the way to re-heat anything smoked. I do like your stick to it ness and the broiler pan was right close to BRILLANT.
 

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