How To Make Turkey Pastrami At Home

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Turkey pastrami is delicious pastrami that is perfectly seasoned. It requires a lot of patience to make but is worth the wait. You can make delicious sandwiches with it.

Turkey Pastrami

Turkey pastrami is an alternative for high-carb Pastrami that has low carbs and is good for health. Turkey pastrami is healthy and it keeps your cholesterol in control because it has saturated fat control. Turkey pastrami is usually a bit expensive as it requires a lot of patience.

To make turkey pastrami, boil water, sugar, and spices in a pan. Put this mixture along with the turkey in a resealable bag. Refrigerate it for 2 days. Take it out, rub spices over it and refrigerate for 1 day. Meanwhile, soak and then broil the hickory chips. Then, roast the turkey for an hour and slice it.

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Turkey Pastrami Recipe

Turkey Pastrami Recipe

Turkey pastrami is made by treating the turkey in brine and spices for about 2 days. After that, the turkey is roasted and then sliced. It is a bit time consuming but is really simple to make.
4.58 from 7 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 150 kcal


  • Medium Saucepan
  • Resealable Bag
  • Heavy-Duty Aluminium Foil
  • Food Processor
  • Oven


For Brine

  • 5 pounds Fresh Turkey Breast
  • 8 Fresh Garlic Cloves (smashed)
  • ¼ cup Juniper Berries (crushed)
  • 3 cups Water
  • ¼ cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • ¼ cup Kosher Salt
  • ¼ cup Freshly Cracked Black Peppercorns
  • 1 pinch Red Pepper Flakes

For Rub

  • ½ cup Juniper Berries
  • 1 cup Hickory Chips
  • ¼ cup Black Peppercorns
  • ¼ cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes


  • Add water, sugar, garlic cloves, salt, juniper berries, black peppercorns, and red pepper flakes in a medium saucepan. Boil it until the sugar dissolves.
  • Cool the mixture and place it with the turkey breast in a resealable bag.
  • Place the bag in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
  • After the turkey brines itself in the resealable bag, remove the bag from the refrigerator.
  • Drain the leftovers and dry the breast well.
  • In the food processor, pulse red pepper flakes, brown sugar, juniper berries, and black peppercorns.
  • Apply this spice mixture over the brined breast. Cover the breast accordingly. Place the covered breast in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
  • Make small pizza box from the heavy-duty aluminum foil
  • Soak the chips in water for 15 minutes and preheat the broiler on heat.
  • Drain the water from soaked chips and place the chips in to broil for 5 minutes while stirring.
  • Take the turkey out from the refrigerator. Preheat the oven for 250oF.
  • Place the turkey in it and roast the turkey breast for an hour.
  • After the roasting process, cool the turkey breast and cut it into slices.


Turkey Pastrami - Recipe


Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 873mg | Potassium: 344mg
Keyword American, American cuisine, Pastrami, Turkey Pastrami
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