It's been a long time since I've posted here. Guess I've just been super busy. But now that Glen Ellyn's Fourth Annual Backyard BBQ is over and I have no competitions planned for the rest of this year, I've got some time and can get back to doing what I love - smoking, grilling, and experimenting using new recipes in a super-relaxed environment - my backyard.
Now, I've been wanting to make my own pastrami for the longest time, so I decided to finally just do it. Rather than corn my own beef, I thought I'd save time by using an already corned beef that I had procured from the Restaurant Depot. My KCBS membership gets me in there.
Smoking it at 260* using cherry wood and fresh spices including coarsely ground coriander and black pepper yielded absolutely fabulous results. Nothing much I'd change here. It was tender, full of flavor and all of my kids ate it and -even asked for more.
Click on each photo for a step-by-step and thanks for looking!