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The Blood Type Diet Archives Volume 15




Incredible Homemade Pastrami

Posted By: Myra A
Date: Sunday, 7 January 2001, at 12:49 a.m.

If I've ever posted my recipe for turkey pastrami it must of been ages ago, so since I just made one the other day, and the raves from my kids friends just proves how we can make delicious tasting substitutes for the junk we can all buy in the supermarket.
Here in Israel turkey and chicken are the number one meats. And you can buy a delicious turkey pastrami with all the chemical trimmings. I used to grow broilers and always had a large stock of frozen chicken from my own pens. If I remember correctly the invention of this recipe came from some sort of cooking mistake, or not having the time to cook, etc...
It's incredibly simple. I started using turkey breast for this because I no longer have a freezer full with my own chickens, and I'm out there at the supermarket buying chicken like everyone else. At some point I realized that this would be even more 'professional' if I used turkey breasts.

1/2 large turkey breast
sprinkle with garlic powder and paprika powder
Since all our regular supermarket meat is koshered (salted) I don't salt the turkey, so y'all who use non-kosher turkey should probably add salt.

Smear the powders well all over the breast. Heat a small amount of virgin olive oil in a teflon pan. Heat till hot, but don't burn it! Add breast, whole, and singe well on both sides. Cover pan with good cover and cook for about 15 minutes on a very low flame. The timing here depends on how thick the breast is.
This past week they had some really big turkey breasts at the meat section, so I bought a few of them, because the bigger the better.
After cooking for 15-20 minutes, I keep the turkey in the pan, covered, until it's cooled completely. Refrigerate like any good deli-meat, and slice thin.
This is even better than the store bought. My oldest son just came in and is very happy to find some leftover in the fridge.
You can do the same with chicken breasts, just cook a bit less.
Bonapetite!!
Myra


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