Question by  mangosteen (272)

What is the Difference Between Corned Beef and Pastrami?


Answer by  gleverance (720)

Both corned beef and pastrami refer to beef brisket that has been salted and cured in brine. The main difference in them is that pastrami uses a number of other spices, such as garlic, coriander, black pepper, paprika, cloves, allspice and mustard seed, as part of the process. Corned beef traditionally simply uses salt.


Answer by  cutiebee15hotmailcom (129)

Corned beef is beef usually pickled in a brine. Pastrami is beef brisket cured and then smoked. Corned beef is not smoked and not limited to brisket.


Answer by  Olive (1195)

Pastrami is smoked after being cured and usually has more seasoning. Corned beef is boiled. Pastrami also tends to be higher in fat content although you can be lean pastrami as well as lean corned beef. That said, there are many types of both pastrami and corned beef. Either can be eaten hot or cold.

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