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Summertime is upon us and that means that summer picnics are in full swing. We spend a great deal of time at the park and having a lunch break in between is an awesome way to fill the days with memories and keep our bellies full. There’s nothing that defines summer much more to me and my family than inviting some of our friends out to a park and enjoying some picnic favorites. I’ve always liked hot sandwiches and cold drinks. No matter how hot summer is I still like a nice grilled pastrami sandwich and a cool iced tea.
I prep everything before we head out and make up the food to bring along. I never like being limited to just peanut-butter and jelly sandwiches, and a pastrami sandwich really does the trick. I like to add sauerkraut and some thousand island dressing to make a Reuben of sorts, but my wife likes it plain with cheese. The sauerkraut is a really refreshing addition and as long as I use a good quality pastrami like Dietz & Watson.
Making the sandwich is pretty simple, but it’s the attention to detail that makes the difference. I use a grill pan to make hash marks and always use the best quality meats and cheeses I can find. I suggest Dietz & Watson because good quality really makes all the difference.
Two slices bread
4 slices Dietz & Watson pastrami
One slice provolone
Pinch of sauerkraut (optional)
Tbsp thousand island
Butter one side of your bread and place it butter side down into your grill pan, heated to medium.
Place one slice of bread in the 10 o’clock position till grill marks are present then move it to the 2 o’clock position to finish the hash marks
Place the other slice of bread in the same manner and assemble your sandwich on top of the bread in the grill pan.
I put the pastrami down, the sauerkraut down, the cheese then the dressing in that order.
Take first slice of bread, place on top and move your sandwich to the 2 o’clock position until cheese is melted.
Enjoy your sandwich and your summer!
In 1939, Gottlieb Dietz set out to produce the tastiest deli meats in the Philadelphia area. Today, Dietz & Watson is one of the largest preparers of premium deli meats and artisan cheeses, offering over 500 products. But they’re most proud of what hasn’t changed: they’re still a family owned & operated business, now in its 4th generation. After 75 years, the Dietz & Watson family is still passionate about what they do best—providing fresh and delicious deli products, from their family to yours. View the Pinterest promotion! You can pin your favorite summer dish with the hashtag #dwpromotionentry