About this product
This is our signature navel pastrami, unsliced, covered in a thick bark of pepper and spices. Lay atop your chulent on Friday afternoon, and be prepared for the neighbors to come knocking on Shabbos morning. Can also be served as a roast. NOTE: If you want a lean cold cut, please order our Corned Beef. This is Navel Pastrami, and we're not sorry!
With a keen taste for quality, spice blends and texture, we have developed all the recipes for our sausages, deli meats and provisions from scratch. Naf worked with some of the best in the kosher deli business to learn the kosher provisions business from the ground up, building on decades-old tradition of quality and taste to bring you a truly unique, kosher pastrami that you will not find anywhere else. Made exclusively from our Black Angus cattle, which are bred for tenderness and raised in the US on pasture with no hormones or antibiotics.
Basic Cooking Technique:
Navel Pastrami is typically steamed for several hours. This makes the meat tender and brings out the flavor.
To steam your whole slab on the stovetop or in the oven: Do not slice it first. Put it in a large pot or casserole on a rack with 1/2" water in it and cover tightly (if you don't have a rack, crumple up a few balls of tinfoil that it can rest on, so it's not sitting in the water). Keep in a low oven (300-325) for 3-6 hours, or until meat is tender when pressed. If it feels tough or hard to the touch, it's not done. Take care that the lid is tightly sealed and water does not fully evaporate (you may want to add more when you open it up to check).
To use an electric pressure cooker: Use the steamer rack, and put 1/2"-1" water in the bottom of the pot. Put the meat on the rack, lock the lid (make sure vent is set to 'sealing'). Steam for 90-120 minutes.
Serve As Is
Your navel pastrami is fully cooked, and can be enjoyed right away without any further cooking. Without the steaming, it won't get as soft, but if you slice it very thinly (like deli meat), it will be very tasty and make a delicious sandwich.
STORAGE AND HANDLING:
The cooked slab will last in the original package for a couple of weeks in the fridge. Once opened, it should be wrapped tightly and stored in the fridge for a week, or just returned to the freezer.
Beef, Water, Sugar, Spices, Salt, Natural Smoke Flavor, Cherry Powder, Celery Powder
Products are packed with coolant during their journey to ensure they arrive in great shape. Meats will arrive frozen or refrigerated. Most of our products are shipped frozen; occasionally, due to a very quick turnaround between when the meats arrive at our freezing and distribution facility and when they are delivered to you, meats may be shipped fresh. Meat that is cold to the touch can be refrigerated for immediate use, or frozen for later use. Learn more.
*Price per pound is an estimate for comparison purposes only. Click on the "Details" tab to learn more.
I place this whole pastrami in my shabbos chulent, everyone went back for seconds. Some guests said that the chulent was all they wanted not the meal. I took this as a compliment. I can’t wait to serve this again.
How Many Pieces Will I Receive?
Our frozen meats are packaged in vacuum-sealed packages. Most packages contain one piece (ie, one Brisket). Some packages will contain two pieces (ie, Lamb Chops). Packages of smaller items, such as Chicken Wings or Pepper Steak, will contain multiple pieces.
For red meat items and multi-pack poultry items, vacuum-sealed packages may be packed in a cardboard box. If there is an option to choose how many packages you'd like in the box, you'll make that selection under "Customize Your Order." Then you'll choose your preferred weight (that is, the combined weight of all the the packages in that box.) If only one choice is showing in a green box, you do not need to make any selection.
Example: Lamb Chops
Let's say you're ordering Lamb Chops and you select the following:
You've chosen: 2 packages, ~1.1 lb, and the price shows $39.99.
You’ll receive 1 box, with 2 packages of lamb chops inside.
Each package will contain 2 lamb chops. You’ll have 4 lamb chops in total. We always try to pack similar-sized items, but you may find that some chops are slightly larger and some are slightly smaller.
How Much Does It Weigh?
We use weight ranges in order to keep our fulfillment system practical and manageable for items with variable weights (for example steaks. Packages of deli meats which are not sold by weight range as we can pack them by exact weight). The ranges are as small as practically possible to minimize the variation between the Selected Weight and the actual weght you receive. Because of this, if the price per pound is shown as "price/lb*", the *" indicates that it is an estimate for comparison purposes only, since the price associated with the selected weight is the price for all items within that weight range.
This chart shows the potential weight variance for selected weights on our site:
|Potential Weight Variance
|under ~0.95 lb
|+/- 0.15 lb
|~1 lb to ~3.9 lb
|+/- 0.25 lb
|~4 lb to ~10 lb
|+/- 0.5 lb
|over ~10 lb
|+/- 1 lb
- An item with a Selected Weight of ~1.5 lb could weigh as much as 1.75 lb or as little as 1.25 lb
- An item with a Selected Weight of ~5 lb could weigh as much as 5.5 lb or as little as 4.5 lb
We keep the ranges as small as practically possible to minimize the variation you might receive. Sometimes you will receive a bit more than the listed weight, and sometimes a bit less. Our customers find that on average they receive what they are expecting. But if you find that your actual weights in an order are all below the listed average, please snap a picture of the weight labels and send it over to us, and we'll be happy to make things right.