The lure of this pastrami recipe from La Boîte, a spice emporium in Hell’s Kitchen, is that it is a project that does not require a smoker The essential ingredients are smoked salt and Prague powder (the curing salt sodium nitrite) Both are sold online
Facts About Sodium Nitrate and Sodium Nitrite - Don't always believe the hype.
Label Decoder: Sodium Nitrite
If you think hot dogs, bacon and lunch meats keep that pinkish hue naturally, think again! These are just a few of the foods that contain the preservative sodium nitrite, which may be harmful to your health. What is it? "Sodium nitrite" and "sodium nitrate" (you might see either on a food label) are used as preservatives to keep meat that bright red color and help prevent bacterial growth. Where is it? Sodium nitrite is commonly added to cured meats, bacon, sausage, ham a...