We’ve never tried pastrami, but always liked the idea of it, a proper new york deli sandwich! This is really epic plant based version of it – its was so tasty and the idea of a beetroot marinade really works, and Lucy said it was totally on the money!

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Vegan Pastrami Sandwich


We’ve never tried pastrami, but always liked the idea of it, a proper new york deli sandwich! This is really epic plant based version of it – its was so tasty and the idea of a beetroot marinade really works, and Lucy said it was totally on the money!

Takes 25 minutes

Serves 2

Ingredients
 

  • 400 g tofu

Marinade

  • 1 small beetroot raw of vac packed)
  • 250 ml veg stock
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

To serve

  • 4 slices sourdough
  • 10 gherkins
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 4 tbsp vegan mayo
  • 4 slices vegan cheese
  • 60 g Kimchi

Instructions
 

  • Squeeze off extra water from the tofu and either with a mandolin or knife slice it into thin strips that are approx ½ cm in thickness or smaller.Blend up the ingredients for the marinade in a blender or food processor till super smoothAdd the sliced tofu to a large baking tray or wide container and pour over the marinade.
  • Ensure they are well coated and have room for each side to get well covered.Leave to marinade for 20 mins.Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C.
  • Transfer the marinaded pastrami to a clean oven tray and spray with a little oil to encourage more char and crisping in the oven. Bake for 10 mins on each side until they dry out and look like pastrami.Remove from the oven.
  • Toast your 4 slices of breadTo make 1 sandwich put a generous dollop of vegan mayo on 1 side, followed by the gherkins, half of the pastrami, kimchi and vegan cheese and a thin layer of mustard on the other side.
  •  If you want to melt the cheese, bake in the oven for 5 mins so the cheese melts and the outside goes really crispy.Repeat with the other sandwich and enjoy!
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