pastirma

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From Turkish pastırma.

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pastirma (uncountable)

  1. A highly seasoned, air-dried cured beef in Ottoman cuisine.
    • 2007 June 27, Florence Fabricant, “Food Stuff”, New York Times:
      Filet mignon wrapped in air-cured beef pastirma (7 ounces, which is two medallions, for $15) is another option, as are marinated vegetables, also ready for a rich burnish ($5 for 8 ounces).

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