Turkey Pastrami


Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Barbecue Bible

By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

  • About

Pastrami is truly a dish of three continents. Most Americans associate this cured meat with delicatessens. The first delicatessens were opened by Jews from Eastern Europe to provide immigrants with the beloved foods they left behind in Germany, Russia, and Poland. Actually, pastrami seems to have originated in Central Asia (particularly in eastern Turkey and Armenia), where it goes by the name of basturma. Basturma can be made with a variety of different meats, including beef, horse,