Pastrami is a cured meat taken either from goat, mutton, beef, pork or goose. The meat is dry-cured with a mxiture of salt, saltpetre, pepper, nutmeg, paprika, garlic and allspice before smoking. The American version of Pastrami is cured, smoked beef.
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