COOKING AND PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS

The best way to enjoy Pastrami, Corned Beef or Brisket is HOT.


 WHOLE PASTRAMI


  1. Remove meat from plastic packaging and place in large pot of water.
  2. Boil for 3 hours, or until tender. Use a fork to test for tenderness, Monitor water level during boil to ensure pastrami is submerged at all times. 
  3. Remove from heat and trim any excess fat, if so desired.
  4. Slice against the grain for maximum flavor and softness.

 

SLICED MEATS (PASTRAMI, CORNED BEEF, BRISKET, TONGUE, AND TURKEY)

  1. Defrost meat to room temperature*.  DO NOT REMOVE FROM PLASTIC PACKAGING.
  2. Boil water in a saucepan or pot large enough to submerge entire meat package.
  3. Submerge entire package in boiling water. Reduce stovetop to low heat, and cover pot for ~5 mins.
  4. Carefully remove package from hot water after 5 mins. Please use tongs or other cooking utensil (HOT)
  5. Slice open package and transfer meat to a serving plate. It is now ready to enjoy.

SOUP

  1. Empty the container(s) into a pot large enough to fit the soup.
  2. Heat on a low flame, stirring occasionally, until the desired temperature is reached.

KNISHES

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place knishes on a baking sheet and bake until hot and golden brown. Be careful not to burn them!

Alternatively, you can also heat them in a microwave oven on high for 3-4 minutes*

*Oven temperatures and times may vary 

KUGEL

Traditional Oven:

  1. Place the Kugel in it's frozen state on a flat surface/tray and allow to completely defrost (thaw).
  2. Once completely defrosted, heat oven to 325° and place Kugel in it's aluminum tray onto a flat baking sheet onto center rack of oven;
  3. Heat for 30-minutes (remove cover for last 10 minutes of heating for a crispy top)
  4. Remove from oven; grab fork and knife (by their respective handles..) and Dig In!

Microwave Oven (if you must..):

CAUTION: REMOVE KUGEL FROM TIN!

  1. Place defrosted Kugel on a microwave-safe plate. .
  2. Set on High for 8 minutes
  3. Go set your table, grab a refreshing, sparkling beverage, then remove Kugel from microwave.

¡Voila! A hot, tasty traditional Kugel brimming with sweet delicious flavor. 

MINI LATKES

  1. In a frying pan, add 1 inch of canola or other vegetable-based oil. Use enough oil to ensure latkes will be fully submerged. Do not use olive or nut-based oil, as that will change the latke flavor.
  2. Heat oil to around 350 degrees before adding latkes
  3. Fry latkes for 30-60 seconds until desired crispiness, then pat dry with a paper towl & serve!

Alternatively, latkes can be baked in oven at 500 deg for 12 mins, but may not come out as crispy as frying method.

Note we do NOT recommend microwaving mini latkes.

 

PIGS IN A BLANKET

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Place Pigs in a Blanket on a baking sheet and bake until hot and golden brown. Be careful not to burn them!

Alternatively, you can also heat them in a microwave oven on high for 3-4 minutes*

*Oven temperatures and times may vary

KISHKA

Kishka may arrive partially frozen. Please allow kishka to defrost (thaw) completely before selecting one of the following reheating methods:

Saute Pan:

  1. Slice kishka into desired serving size. (We recommend 1-inch thick slices)
  2. Add a tablespoon of oil to pan and over a medium-low flame, gently heat the kishka for about 2 minutes on each side or until heated through*
  3. Serve with warmed gravy and enjoy!

Traditional Oven:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF
  2. Place the kishka on a baking sheet and place onto center rack of oven;
  3. Heat for about 20-30 minutes* or until heated through;
  4. Remove from oven and slice into desired serving sizes (we recommend 1-inch thick slices
  5. Serve with warmed gravy and enjoy!

 *Heating times will vary

HARD SALAMI

Hard Salami should be unwrapped from the paper and/or bag that it comes in. To store your unopened salami please hang in a cool dry place (like a cupboard). It will 'age' over time and become harder. We recommend cutting open and eating within a month of arrival.

Once the casing has been cut open, please refrigerate the salami. It can be safely refrigerated up to a month as well but will continue to slowly dry out and harden over time.

 

 

 

SHELF LIFE 

Refrigerated shelf life for all of our products is about 3-4 days beyond delivery date. If you do not plan to prepare your entire order for one meal, you may freeze portions of the meat and store for up to a month. Do not thaw and refreeze if previously frozen.