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re-heating sliced pastrami?

geekygreek May 14, 2012 02:13 PM

any suggestions for re-heating sliced pastrami? we have a pound of pastrami, but would like suggestions for re-heating single servings

  1. Bacardi1 Jun 10, 2012 03:26 PM

    For a single serving I nuke; for 2-3 servings I usually toss it quickly in a lightly oiled non-stick pan.

    1. ipsedixit Jun 10, 2012 12:42 PM

      put the pastrami in a sealed ziploc bag.

      submerge in hot water from the tap for about 3-5 minutes.

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        Alfred G Jun 10, 2012 10:07 AM

        Place the pastrami on a paper towel, sprinkle with a little water, wrap and nuke. Comes out perfectly.

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        1. re: Alfred G
          The Professor Jun 10, 2012 12:38 PM

          That'll work, but it will only be tender if you're reheating pastrami that previously had the long steam treatment. Sliced pastrami from the supermarket will be pretty chewy.

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          geekygreek Jun 8, 2012 10:23 PM

          Thanks all!

          1. The Professor May 14, 2012 05:20 PM

            If it's real pastrami from a Jewish deli, it has already been steamed to tenderness so you can actually microwave it with good results.

            BUT (and it is a big but) ...if it is sliced pastrami from the supermarket, wrap it in foil, and steam it in a _covered_ pot (OVER the water as has been pointed out) for a good hour or more if you want the tenderness like you'd get from a Jewish deli.

            1. mariacarmen May 14, 2012 05:11 PM

              3rd on steaming. you get wonderfully silky slices.

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                escondido123 May 14, 2012 05:11 PM

                And if you like your pastrami with cheese you can put that on top and let it melt from the steam.

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                  scunge May 14, 2012 03:07 PM

                  Steam it. NOT in the water .I use a covered strainer over a pot of simmering water .

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                  1. re: scunge
                    scubadoo97 May 14, 2012 05:03 PM

                    I agree, steaming works great

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