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Make Your Own Pastrami


3-4 lb corned beef
trimmed of almost all fat

For the rub

5 Tbsp kosher salt

4 Tbsp paprika

3 Tbsp coriander seeds

3 Tbsp brown sugar

2 Tbsp black peppercorns

2 Tbsp yellow mustard seeds

1 Tbsp white peppercorns

8 cloves minced garlic


Rinse corned beef to remove most of brine.

Combine coriander seeds, peppercorns and mustard seeds in a spice grinder and do a "coarse grind".

Add in remaining ingredients and mix well.

Use as much of the rub as you like on the rinsed corned beef and let it sit in a sealed container in the fridge overnight.

Place meat in a smoker and smoke for 1 hour per pound of meat.

You can use any type wood you like in the smoker - experiment with different types.