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Old 05-28-2014, 03:20 PM   #11
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Thanks Palladini. When I said the problem was in finding the right blend of seasonings, I didn't mean finding where to buy them but that magical combination of the right amounts of each to yield the perfect flavor I was aiming for.

Until you find the right blend, you have made and eaten a lot of corned beef you didn't like all that much.
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Old 05-28-2014, 03:33 PM   #12
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This is our go to for home cured corned beef. Sub pink salt, cure #1 for the salt peter (potassium nitrate).

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Strangely, you can no longer buy saltpetre in the chemist's (pharmacy) because or the danger of it being used to make home-made bombs (with 1/2 an ounce of saltpetre?) but you can buy any amount of it on Amazon. Very odd and it makes things like corned beef very inconvenient.
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Strangely, you can no longer buy saltpetre in the chemist's (pharmacy) because or the danger of it being used to make home-made bombs (with 1/2 an ounce of saltpetre?) but you can buy any amount of it on Amazon. Very odd and it makes things like corned beef very inconvenient.
I don't believe potassium nitrate is used in Charcuterie any more. Pink salt, both cure #1 and #2 are state of the art today. I used to use potassium nitrate.
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So. let me get this clear.
Pastrami is corned beef except its coated with cracked black pepper and smoked instead of boiled?
I love both, but if I had to choose only one, it would be the pastrami.
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Old 05-29-2014, 01:09 PM   #15
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So. let me get this clear.
Pastrami is corned beef except its coated with cracked black pepper and smoked instead of boiled?
I love both, but if I had to choose only one, it would be the pastrami.
Yup, that's about it. See this - Pastrami - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Your version of corned beef sounds so much more appetising than the stuff we get in cans over here, which is shredded up and mixed with fat and looks like something the cat would turn it's nose up at.

I believe they do it like you do in Ireland. But I've only heard one person say that. Never come across anyone else who made it from scratch.
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