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Turkey Pastrami

 

91

Yield

2

servings

Prep

30

min

Cook

90

min

Ready

50

hrs

Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Sugar-Free
 

Ingredients

1 each turkey breast
2 1/2 pounds, skin on
*
brine
1 quart water
*
½ cup brown sugar
tightly-packed
*
½ cup kosher salt
Dry spice mix
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
whole
2 teaspoon thyme
dried
*
3 each bay leaves
*
1 teaspoon cloves
whole
6 each garlic cloves
roughly chopped
1 teaspoon juniper berries
dried
*
Dry rub
cup juniper berries
crushed, dried
*
¼ cup black pepper
coarsely ground
*

Directions

In a small sauce pan, combine water, sugar and salt; bring to a boil, stirring until solids dissolve.

Remove from heat and add dry spice mixture.

Let cool. In anonreactive container pour cooled brine mixture over turkey breast until completely covered.

Refrigerate, covered, for 48 hours.

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

Remove turkey from brine and rinse under cold water.

Dry thoroughly with paper towels.

Using the palms of your hands, press ⅔ of dry rub mixture onto skin side of breast.

Press remaining mixture onto other side. Place breast on a rack, skin-side down and bake for 1½ hours. Cool and wrap tightly in plastic. It will only improve in flavor if aged for up to 1 week.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 104g (3.7 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 6410% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 28437mg 1185%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Sugars g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 16%
Calcium 9% Iron 10%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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