Corned Beef/Pastrami Foamheart Second attempt!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by foamheart, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    OK, check it out! Pastrami & Smoked Provolone w/ Kraut on a toasted homemade honey rye, dressed with creole mustard that has a hint of horseradish!!


    Not too shabby If I say so myself.


    Steamed it to >200 degrees, its still not very tender, but it is edible. The fresh bread and smoked provolone though take up the slack.

    I now know more than I did when I started and I'll be ready for the next time as soon as I can put compress all this experience into knowledge.

    BTW That sandwich was definitely work the hassle and the wait!

    Thanks for all the helpful suggestions and guidance, I appreciate it all.
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2014
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Fine looking sammie Foam.   Glad it kind of worked out.
     
  3. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks CFarmer....... now to go spend the rest of the day cleaning up that kitchen.....ROFLMAO!
     
  4. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sorry, but I would tuck into that sandwich like a pig in the left over corn mash.

    Disco
     
  5. Fine looking sandwich there Foam!  [​IMG]   A couple of them should make you forget all about yesterday  [​IMG]   Glad you didn't give up & that you are all set for next time  [​IMG]  
     
  6. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks great!! I'm salivating and I'm all out of pastrami... Overnight me a sandwich just like that. Guess ill have to smoke one of the 6 I have in the freezer hahaha I have a little meat hoarding issue...
     
  7. I wouldn't call that a meat hoarding issue - I would just call it being prepared  [​IMG]
     
  8. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you sir, Just wait when the next one is cooked properly ( if steam can make such a difference ), it will not need a knife to slice.

    And the bread....... It would have been real a "homemade Sandwich", if I would have made the kraut!
      Thanks man! Its still not right, but its sneaking in that direction. This is the first of four that I could at least eat....LOL
      Thanks Man, Ya know if I had a helper like yours I would have had it made long ago...... I get to taking it too seriously. Then I have to reign in and walk again. But I didn't even realize I was running when I was. That is why kids are fun in the kitchen!
     
  9. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

       As long as the meat doesn't exceed the freezer/reefer space of yourself and the neighbors and the family, you are OK.
     
  10. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That is a good looking, fine tasting, and effort satisfying sandwich. I was the same way with CB and ham last year. 1" closer each time. Have I ever mentioned summer sausage?

    [​IMG]
     
  11. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    The little one has definitely taught me to chill a little... I too tend to take cooking and my other hobbies very seriously. But put it all in perspective and you enjoy it a lot more! And so far I have not spilled into family or friends fridge and freezers... But... We are a family of three and running two full sized fridges, a beer fridge in the bar in my basement and a small freezer. I have a problem...
     
  12. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    No you don't. I have a family of three with 3 full sized fridges and 4 freezers. Lol. All full.
     
  13. [​IMG]   Uh oh! I must really have a problem then  [​IMG]   Not only do I have 2 fridges upstairs - I have an 18 cf upright freezer upstairs, a 21 cf chest freezer in my basement, a 15 or 16 cf chest freezer in my shop by my beer fridge & just got a 17 cf upright from a friend   [​IMG]    Somehow I still feel quite normal though... I do agree with Foam on the subject though & I do have friends with room in their freezers if I need it  [​IMG]  
     
  14. Ha! I guess we both must have issues man!  [​IMG]   & I'm guessing you feel just as normal as I do...  [​IMG]
     
  15. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yea man, I feel normal.

    Sorry for the highjack Foam.
     
  16. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Hahaha this thread has become meat hoarders anonymous...
     
  17. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    How can I be sitting here eating a freshly smoked pork tenderloin with roasted apple and onion sauce when suddenly my mouth starts watering looking at that sandwich?!?  I want some!  Thanks for posting that picture FoamHeart. 
     
  18. Yeah sorry for the thread hijack Foam!  You can send the    [​IMG]      over to      [​IMG]       I deserve it...

    Will you be starting a new pastrami in the near future?
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2014
  19. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    LOL.... Ok, I have three huge freezers, two reefers in the house, and in bar in the garage I have a meat project reefer and a beer reefer. What makes you think you are hoarders! You are just normal, till you have to start sending out visiting meat to friends and neighbors...LOL AND don't forget all the canned fresh foods! Damn I miss those fresh eggs too!  What makes you think that you are not normal?

    As to the eta of another pastrami attempt, maybe awhile. Pastrami doesn't sell as well in the south as brisket, but no doubt will be another attempt this year.  

    Next project will most likely be Andouille and /or Cajun sausage. I seem to be having requests coming in and mine from the last smoke is petering out. Since I have only done 5lb batches they don't last long. Its nice that way you can make more sooner and tweak it some more.

    But who knows. (whispers/ I think I am about out of bacon too!)
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2014
  20. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you sir, after that sandwich this afternoon, I pretty much skipped supper. That's a big heavy sandwich and it sorta lays there a while. LOL

    I'd love to share with ya. But you'll get no sympathy from me while chowing down on a tenderloin, and with a roasted apple? Oh my! 
     

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