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    Corned Beef and Pastrami

    A couple weeks ago I picked up a full packer for $2.59/#. I separated the point from the flat and dry rubbed on the proper amounts of cure #1 by weight and ground up pickling spice. Vac packed each hunk separately and let them cure.



    The point I seasoned and cold smoked for pastrami. Both the flat and the point I sous vided to finish. 183° for 10 hours. I haven't cut into the pastrami yet, but the corned beef made it into a Reuben last night.

    Here's the point all seasoned and ready for the smoker. Juniper berries (that I harvested and dried) coriander seed, black pepper. Ground all in my spice grinder. I also added some mustard powder just for kicks. Used Cherry for smoke.



    Here's both after the sous vide. I should mention that after curing I do rinse off the ground pickling spice. It would be too intense if you didn't.



    Corned Beef



    Pastrami



    Corned beef sliced. I hand slice and it is all well under a 1/8" thick.



    Home made sauerkraut, homemade Russian dressing (recipe to follow at end) rye bread and Swiss cheese.



    Here's the Russian dressing recipe:

    1/2 cup mayo
    1/4 cup pickle relish (My wife and I prefer dill. Original recipe calls for sweet)
    3 tablespoons ketchup
    1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    1 tablespoon (I go heavy and use extra hot) horseradish
    1 teaspoon onion powder
    1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (you can sub Henderson's relish)

    Enjoy!
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    Wow, that is absolutely over the top! I love a reuben!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dustin Dorsey View Post
    Wow, that is absolutely over the top! I love a reuben!
    Thank you! Going to sample the pastrami tonight!
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    Aw, geez, Case, how come you didn't make the rye bread and Swiss from scratch, too?!?! I kid, I kid! That's some killer looking CB, and I suspect that when you post up pics of the pastrami it's going to look just as killer!

    Nice work, sir!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich G View Post
    Aw, geez, Case, how come you didn't make the rye bread and Swiss from scratch, too?!?! I kid, I kid! That's some killer looking CB, and I suspect that when you post up pics of the pastrami it's going to look just as killer!

    Nice work, sir!

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    Thank you Rich! I considered the bread, but I decided it would take to long! Pastrami tonight!
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    Dang Case, I'm drooling right now. That looks so good.
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    That is gorgeous, just downright gorgeous Case! Looks like your Cash & Carry is a little futuristic on their package and sell by dates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat G View Post
    Dang Case, I'm drooling right now. That looks so good.
    Thank you Pat.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff Bartlett View Post
    That is gorgeous, just downright gorgeous Case! Looks like your Cash & Carry is a little futuristic on their package and sell by dates.
    Thank you Cliff. Didn't you know, I own a Delorian with a flux capacitor!
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    One of my favourite sandwiches - you knocked that out of the park Case !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark B View Post
    One of my favourite sandwiches - you knocked that out of the park Case !
    Thank you Mark!
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