Turkey Pastrami

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by smokin vegas, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. smokin vegas

    smokin vegas Smoking Fanatic

    I decided to experiment with making pastrami from turkey instead of beef.  I found that I prefer the turkey. 

    This half of a turkey breast.


    3 cups of water

    2 tablespoons of salt

    1/2 of cure #1

    2 tablespoons of brown sugar

    1 tablespoon of pickling spice



    I drained and dried the turkey breast with paper towels


    I rubbed it generously with EVVO and applied grounded pastrami rub.


    I put it in the smoker and smoked at 205 degrees for 2 hours.  I did place a bowl of water in with.


    The finished product


    The pink color is from the cure #1.  Turkey was very moist and tender.

    Last edited: Mar 26, 2012
  2. big sexy

    big sexy Smoke Blower

    sounds good.
  3. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    This sounds interesting.

    How long did you brine?

    Didi you smoke to temp or just time?
  4. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks good - give us the info 
  5. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks good

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