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I'm Back! Tried me some pastrami

BigDaddy - OCTBigDaddy - OCT Posts: 773
edited 11:55AM in EggHead Forum
There has been too much life going on the last few months and this culminated with the loss of my father-in-law a week ago. My wife and I decided it was time for some stress releif in the form of egging. So, with the usual fajitas, brats, burgers, etc. out of the way it was time for pastrami!

Been reading posts on it for a few days and I worked loosely off of the fire and smoke blog (thanks for all that you do!!).

Here are a pair of 3 pounders just in the smoke. Using oak and cherry.

Waited until they hit 170 then foiled one with stock and put the other in a dutch oven with stock for braising. Couldn't really tell the difference. This is the first cut.

We had family over so other than a few slices for tasting it went into the 'fridge until today. Here is the sliced up version.

I made a bunch of rub and got to use both my coffee/spice grinder and mortar and pestal...loved that process. I loaded it up knowing it was thick but scraped some off before the final slicing.

If you haven't done pastrami, do it. I will never buy it from a store again!! Yum.


  • SmokinbSmokinb Posts: 103
    Looks great. Did you chill before slicing?
  • MCRMCR Posts: 270
    Loooooooking good!
  • Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
    Great way to 'start back'. :)

    Sorry to here about the loss of your wife's father. :(
  • BBQRBBQR Posts: 68
    I love Pastrami on the Egg!!

    A meat slicer is an awesome finish!

    Looks nice!
  • Welcome back!
    Sorry about your FIL :(
    Pastrami looks real good :woohoo:

    Here's a toast to you!
  • tacodawgtacodawg Posts: 335
    Gald to hear it turned out great. I have read the article on it also and it is on my list of things to try.. maybe this weekend would be a great time. Thanks for sharing the pictures glad it turned out good.
  • tacodawgtacodawg Posts: 335
    That looks like some apple pie. Made a batch up this weekend to share for the 4th. It goes down real smooth. Good stuff to sip over ice..
  • Thanks all. Smokinb, I did chill it before slicing after having a few pieces to test and share :P .

    Tim, do it, you won't regret it!

    DOW, I can tell by the shoulder strap of my cooler that I had just arrived at the on the other hand were apparently hard at it as that's the only explanation I have for the blurry pic! Cheers back at you.
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