Venison Pastrami

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by cowgirl, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I made some pastrami from a small roast off of the hind quarter of a little buck I got this deer season. I actually made two of them. lol



    The cure...this is enough for 5lbs of meat
    5 tablespoons Tender Quick
    2 tablespoons brown sugar
    1 tablespoon ground black pepper
    1 teaspoon ground paprika
    1 teaspoon ground bay leaves
    1 teaspoon ground allspice
    1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

    I mix the cure, rub onto the meat and shake off any excess..





    I wrap it and let it cure...this batch cured for 5 days.
    Then I soak in fresh water for a couple of hours...



    Before smoking, I season it with a mixture of garlic, allspice, crushed juniper berries, onion powder, crushed bay leaves and mustard seeds...

    Then put it on the smoker with a bit of hickory...





    After smoking, I wrap in foil and fill the pouch with beef broth. It steams a bit and makes sure the pastrami is moist.
    I let this sit for at least 30 minutes...





    I like it with spicy brown mustard, melted cheese and some twangy green tomato dill pickles.






    Thanks for checking out my venison pastrami Qview. :)
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  2. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]
    That's Shweeeeeet!
     
  3. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks great, Jeanie! Someone else was asking about making pastrami from venison just yesterday. Hope they see your post.
     
  4. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Lordy I just got hungry!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That is beautiful pastrami. Jeanie[​IMG]And as always enjoyed your presentation.
     
  6. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice color..great strami Jeanie!!
     
  7. smokeguy

    smokeguy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great. Low fat too!
     
  8. Great job Jeanie! And answered my cured venison question at the same time.
     
  9. txbbqman

    txbbqman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG] Looks awesome, thanks for sharing
     
  10. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks folks! [​IMG]
    This is the same recipe I use for beef pastrami. It works great. :)
     
  11. doctor phreak

    doctor phreak Smoking Fanatic

    cowgirl all i can say is....OMFG.......man that looks so good...i am a big fan of pastrami......[​IMG]
     
  12. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Mike! I love pastrami too! This recipe works well on a beef brisket if ya don't have any venison on hand. :)
     
  13. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Jeanie, All I can say is I am speechless.......[​IMG]
     
  14. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Andy! [​IMG] :)
     
  15. beerguy

    beerguy Fire Starter

    Thats great! I have a load of deer and needed a new project. Thanks!
     
  16. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Beerguy! BTW...great name. [​IMG]
     
  17. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    cowgirl
    Looks delicious, you never quite impressing us..... That is the type of meat to serve to those that say they do not like deer meat; tell them what they ate right after they compliment you on it !!!
     
  18. bigbaldbbq

    bigbaldbbq Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    That looks great!!! Thanks for the q-view and the recipe!
     
  19. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thanks for the idea.Defrosting some at moment.Will use your recipe.
     
  20. rejii

    rejii Smoke Blower

    Hey that looks good I'm going to try one this week
     

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