The pastrami was wonderful! DH said "it tastes like pastrami" meaning
that I did good. :-)
We have a big chunk left over for another meal. I'll slice it cold to
get the thinnest possible slices.
I remember when I was a little girl we'd go to a Kosher deli and the man
at the counter would take this big slab of pastrami out of a steaming
box and slice it to order. That's what mine tasted like.
Thanks for all your hints and helps, guys. I love you all.
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