How To Make Turkey Pastrami At Home

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 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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Ingredients For Turkey Pastrami

For Brine

IngredientsAmount
Fresh Turkey Breast5 pounds
Water3 cups
Dark Brown Sugar1/4 cup 
Kosher Salt1/4 cup 
Juniper Berries (crushed)1/4 cup 
Freshly Cracked Black Peppercorns1/4 cup 
Fresh Garlic Cloves (smashed)8
Red Pepper Flakes1 pinch

For Rub

IngredientsAmount
Juniper Berries1/2 cup
Black Peppercorns1/4 cup
Dark Brown Sugar1/4 cup
Red Pepper Flakes1 teaspoon
Hickory Chips1 cup

How Much Time It Will Take?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
30 minutes2 Hours2 Hours 30 minutes

Turkey Pastrami Recipe

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

Nutritional Facts Of Turkey Pastrami

Calories150
Carbohydrates2 g
Protein30 g
Fats2 g
Cholesterol75 mg
Sodium 873 mg
Potassium344 mg

How To Make Turkey Pastrami at Home | Video

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