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What is the difference between Pastrami and Corned Beef?

Asked by Lysa , Last updated: Nov 24, 2020

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Margot

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Margot , Writer, High School, Toronto

Answered Jun 02, 2020

Pastrami and corned beef are two of the fan favorites that can be found at a deli. They may be similar in how they look, but there are many differences between them. One of those differences is their country of origin. It is debated where pastrami is from, but it is agreed that the meat is either from Romania or Turkey. There is no debate about corned beef, which is from Ireland. Another difference between the two is the part of the meat they are from. Pastrami comes from the shoulder of the cow, but corned beef comes from the chest of the cow.
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L. Hawkes

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L. Hawkes, Teacher, Memphis

Answered May 26, 2020

Corned beef is made from the upper front leg of the cow, which is sometimes called “the beef brisket.” Pastrami can also be made from the “beef brisket,” but it does not have to be. You can make pastrami from another part of the cow, which is called the deckle or plate. Corned beef is often served with cabbage, or in a Rueben sandwich, which has corned beef sauerkraut, swiss cheese, and Russian dressing.

Pastrami is smoked meat, which makes it different from corned beef. Pastrami is usually eaten as a sandwich on rye bread with mustard. Both corned beef and pastrami are preserved through a brine solution, which is salt, and water combined.

From this process, you will then have to boil the meat. On the other hand, creating pastrami is different from corned beef. With pastrami, you need to coat it with peppercorns and then have it smoked.

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