Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
If you have a fridge and a smoker, you can make the most delicious and delicate of deli meats. Pastrami. One step from corned beef. Two steps from a smoked brisket.
Brined and smoked for perfect pastrami
We used beef tongue instead of brisket to make homemade pastrami.
Can I learn to love brined beef? Making pastrami at home.
Lamb leg brined, rubbed, and smoked with Moroccan spices and made into Reubens on homemade sourdough rolls with preserved lemon mustard, red cabbage-carrot pickle, and homemade feta mixed with mozzarella. Whew.
Making corned beef & pastrami isn't as hard as it sounds. Plus a different recipe to use that corned beef. Not your mama's corned beef boil.
Turkey Pastrami: It's not Irish, but it's amazing
Get fresh deli at home, without a smoker or even a grill.