Friday, August 7, 2009

Pastrami! (Not quite a recipe, but interesting re-creation possibilities.)

I promise, the recipe is coming. However, until then try re-creating this incredible sandwich that I found at Lulu Petite at the San Francisco Ferry Building (I will be asap).

So, from what I saw preparation was pretty easy. Here's the MiniFridge conversion method:
  • Take two pieces of good crusty bread and iron one side of each for about 20 seconds until nice and crunchy.
  • Build your sandwich from bottom to top like so: piece of bread, browned side in, spread a mix of olive oil, the teeniest
    bit of lemon juice, and dried sage.
  • Stack pastrami slices, chopped romaine lettuce, and lastly some thinly sliced Gruyere cheese (my favorite).
  • Put on the second piece of bread, browned side in.
  • Iron according to Grilled Cheese! With an iron!
  • Omnom! This was seriously one of the best sandwiches I had ever had.
I will say, in the one I had at Lulu's the marinade was named a "Lulu's Preserved Meyer Lemon, Fennel, and Sage Marinade." However, I don't think an exact replica is required because the pastrami and Gruyere were very dominating, if fantastic
flavors. However, it is why I suggest only a small amount of lemon juice; Meyer lemons are milder, and preserved-ness
lessens the acidity.

San Francisco really does have great food =)
Oh, and because Moxie tagged me on favorite 6, I'll list my favorite 6 food blogs:
  1. Hot Knives
  2. No Recipes
  3. Foodie at Fifteen
  4. Closet Cooking
  5. Bitchin Camero
  6. The Jewels of New York


  1. Onnom indeed!

    My stomach is growling for that.

    I'm going to have to use your conversion method to make myself one of these one day. And I think I will even use an iron, instead of a toaster that we have, for practice. :)

  2. You blog with a wisdom beyond your years, my new friend! I've really enjoyed your blog today - love the links you've provided too.

    Hope you have your shades on, because from what I see, your future is bright ;)

    (except that you don't allow name/url posts... whats up with that?! See my last post from today, because it's coincidentally related!)

    Have a fabulous weekend!

  3. Chris, you made my day saying you made the name/url addition. You're my first convert from that blog post!


    You ROCK!

  4. That sammie looks wonderful! I've never 'ironed' a sandwich before but you make it sound like so much fun. Thanks for the awesome post!