Pastrami time

Discussion in 'Beef' started by blackened, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. blackened

    blackened Meat Mopper

    Finally decided to take my first shot at a pastrami..

    I cheated on the curing part by picking up a 4 lb corned beef brisket. While it turned out great, next time I'll definitely start from scratch with TQ.

    Started off by soaking it in ice water for 5 hours, changing the water several times, to remove some of the sodium.

    Rubbed on a little evoo and a rub that consisted of:

    1/2 cup whole black peppercorns
    2 TBS coriander seeds
    1 tsp each dry mustard, onion powder, and garlic powder
    3 tsp of chipotle powder that I made earlier in the year.


    and then into the fridge overnight to rest..


    Smoked it in the drum with cherry wood for 6 hours, and rested for a couple hours..


    Here it is sliced up as thin as I could get it ..



    Turned out great! Probably better than any store bought I've ever had..

    Thanks for looking!
  2. scubadoo97

    scubadoo97 Smoking Fanatic

    First shot won't be your last. Excellent Job. Looks fantastic [​IMG]
  3. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Congrats on the pastrami Chris.
    It truly is so much better than any I have bought in a local deli.
    [​IMG]for trying something new and doing a great job!
    Liked the mix of seasonings you used...especially the chipotle [​IMG]
  4. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice job.Definetly pastrami month...[​IMG]
  5. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yet another outstanding pastrami this month!! I see that chipotle is a popular hot-spice to put into's it taste or mix with the juniper and other spices?

    You did a beautiful job on yours too....[​IMG]
  6. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yet another pastrami smoke...looks awesome and nice slices...did the chipotle come through ????
  7. blackened

    blackened Meat Mopper

    The chipotle came through big time.. the bark had a nice bite to it, but with the little bit of bark on each slice, it wasn't overpowering.. Thanks for the compliments guys..
  8. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great Chris... [​IMG]

    Pastrami Month indeed...
  9. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It really is pastrami month for sure. I like yours and you said you got some of the chipotle to come thur. I like that I always want alittle kick to my food.[​IMG]

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