Definitions for "pastrami"
A highly seasoned cut of smoked beef.
a cured meat originally from Romania. Beef silverside is cured and the outer surface is rubbed with peppercorns, chilli and other spices. The meat is thinly sliced and used for a sandwich filling.
puh-STRAH-mee] A highly seasoned beef made from a cut of plate, brisket or round. After the fat is trimmed, the meat`s surface is rubbed with salt and a seasoning paste that can include garlic, ground peppercorns, cinnamon, red pepper, cloves, allspice and coriander seeds. The meat is dry-cured, smoked and cooked. Pastrami can be served hot or cold, usually as a sandwich on rye bread. It`s widely available in chunks or presliced in most supermarkets.