Homemade Pastrami

  • prep: 144 hr
  • cook: 4 hr
  • total: 148 hr
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  • Summary

    Make delicious pastrami at home! It's definitely worth the effort.

    Ingredients

    • 3½ tablespoons black peppercorns
    • 3½ tablespoons coriander seeds
    • 2 tablespoons mustard seeds
    • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
    • ½ teaspoon whole cloves
    • ¼ teaspoon caraway seeds
    • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1 bay leaf, crushed
    • ¼ cinnamon stick, crushed
    • 1¼ cup kosher salt
    • 2? tablespoons pink salt (sodium nitrite - this can be dangerous in large quantities so play it cool!)
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • ½ cup packed dark brown sugar
    • ¼ cup honey
    • 5 garlic cloves, minced
    • One 5-pound brisket from the fatty end (point), untrimmed (I used a more lean piece that was about 3.5 pounds)
    • 1½ tablespoon fennel seeds
    • ½ cup shiro dashi (this is an essential ingredient - don't skip it!)

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 327 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 1 g 0.89%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0.16%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 11716 mg 488.17%
    • Calcium: 20 mg 1.98%
    • Potassium: 42 mg 1.19%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 2.42%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 85 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 3.5%
    • Sugar: 81 g
    • Protein: 1 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 2.09%
    • Vitamin C 1.11%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs6
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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