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MacArthur Park Pastrami Sandwich

Behind The Dish - "Los Angeles - Rebels"

Ingredients

Pastrami

  • Beef
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Brown Sugar
  • Secret Spice Mix

Russian Dressing

  • Egg Yolk
  • Water
  • Lemon Juice
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Salt, Kosher
  • Ketchup
  • Worchestire
  • Tabasco
  • Horseradish
  • Bread and butter pickle, chopped
  • Lemon
  • Mustard, deli

Coleslaw

  • Carrot
  • Cabbage
  • Onion, Red
  • Pickle, b+b
  • Pickle, juice
  • Horseradish, atomic
  • Mayo
  • Celery seed
  • Vinegar, white
  • Salt, Kosher
  • Pepper, black

Pickles

  • Water
  • Pickle spice
  • Salt, kosher
  • Garlic, whole heads, split in half
  • Dill
  • Grape leaves, jarred

To Assemble

  • Rye Bread
  • Russian Dressing
  • Cole Slaw
  • Swiss Cheese
  • Wexler’s Pastrami
  • Pickle

Steps

Pastrami

  1. Brined with salt, brown sugar, secret spice mix for 7 days.
  2. Remove from brine, coat the fat side with a second secret pastrami spice mix.
  3. Smoke with apple wood for 3 hours
  4. Slow cook for 10 hours
  5. Remove from slow cooker
  6. Rest before slicing

Russian Dressing

  1. Put yolks in a mixer with water, lemon, and salt.
  2. Mix on high.
  3. Drizzle all oil while mixing to finish.
  4. Chop bread and butter pickle.
  5. Add in the ketchup, worchestire, tabasco and horseradish.
  6. Mix to combine well.
  7. Add chopped pickle, lemon and deli mustard.
  8. Mix and reserve.

Coleslaw

  1. Shred carrots, cabbage and onions.
  2. Mix together and add pickles, pickle juice, horseradish, mayo, celery see and white vinegar.
  3. Add salt and pepper.
  4. Allow to marinate.

Pickles

  1. Wash cucumbers and remove any blossoms.
  2. Place cucumbers in a large container and add garlic, grape leaves, dill.
  3. Dissolve the salt in 4qt of water, then add to remaining cold water.
  4. Pour water mixture over cucumbers, leave uncovered in a cool/dry place for 2-3 days.
  5. Transfer to refrigeration for 1-2 weeks before they are ready.

To Assemble

  1. Take two pieces of rye and spread on an even layer of Russian dressing.
  2. Add coleslaw and 2 slices Swiss to one half of the bread
  3. Slice 7oz Wexler’s pastrami by hand and place on the non-cheese bread
  4. Place bread with cheese and slaw on top of meat
  5. Cut in half, plate.
  6. Garnish with pickle