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GRILLED PASTRAMI PANINI
Date:November 23, 2010 Favorite:Panini Viewing:Click on THUMBNAIL to bring up larger image with captions. There will also be controls for manual or self running slide show. Learn More:ClickHERE to jump to additional Info about this recipe.
Grilled Pastrami Panini
A simple sandwich with 4 ingredients: the rye bread received whole grain Dijon followed by imported Swiss cheese
Both the top & bottom slices got the mustard & cheese. The pastrami was thick cut to make it easier to grill.
The pastrami was grilled for 2 minutes per side over medium direct heat
The pastrami is done & placed on the lower slice of bread.
The sandwich is finished being built & is back on the grill. The bread was sprayed with olive oil
The sandwich was pressed using a one quarter sheet pan weighed down with a foil wrapped brick
The sandwiches cooked for are about 4 minutes per side & are back inside & ready to eat
Grilling the pastrami really brought out the flavor in the meat & gave it a bit of snap when you bit into it
The best part about this tasty sandwich is the prep is so simple you can do it while the grill is pre-heating
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I recently had a sub sandwich where the restaurant grilled the pastrami on a flat top grill. The pastrami seemed extra tasty, so I was intrigued to see if I could repeat the results at home. The ingredients were simple: marbled rye bread, thick cut pastrami (easier to grill over the open grate), imported Swiss and whole grain Dijon mustard. I applied the mustard and cheese to the top and bottom slices of bread and the outside of the bread was sprayed with olive oil to keep them from sticking to the grill. The pastrami was grilled for 2 minutes per side using direct medium heat. The sandwiches were assembled and grilled for an addition 4 minutes a side while being weighed down with a one-quarter sheet pan and a foil wrapped brick. The pastrami definitely tasted like the sub from the other day. Grilling does seem to intensify the flavor, and this was one tasty sandwich. Best yet it was simple and quick to make.
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