Home-cured Pastrami

Preparation info

  • 8 to 12

    • Difficulty


Appears in

A Feast Made for Laughter

A Feast Made for Laughter

By Craig Claiborne

Published 1982

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  • 1 (-pound) slab of beef flanken
  • ½ cup salt, preferably kosher


  1. Pat the meat dry.
  2. Combine the salt, sugar, ginger, and saltpeter in a mixing bowl.
  3. Coarsely crush the coriander seeds and peppercorns, using a mallet or the bottom of a clean, heavy skillet. Or grind coarsely. Add them to the bowl along with the garlic. Blend well. Rub the mixture into the meat.
  4. Place the seasoned meat in a plastic bag and seal