How to Make Pastrami

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Ever fancied trying your hand at making your own turkey pastrami? Here's a great recipe from Guy Fieri himself, plus our tips for serving this tasty, traditional sandwich filling.


  • 5 pounds turkey breast
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons juniper berries, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons freshly cracked black pepper
  • 8 cloves garlics, smashed
  • 1 pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 tablespoons juniper berries
  • 2 tablespoons whole black peppercorns
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup hickory wood chips or chunks


  1. Start by making the brine, in which the meat will soak for several days. Combine the water, sugar and spices in a saucepan and heat until...
  2. Get the full instructions at Savory Experiments
How to Make Pastrami

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