Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Oven-Grilled Turkey Reuben Sandwich

Whenever I go to a diner, I always order a Reuben sandwich. I love the combination of the sweet Russian dressing with the pickled sauerkraut, cheese and corned beef. But I never tried making them at home until I ran across this Cook’s Illustrated recipe. The original recipe calls for the traditional corned beef, but I used smoked turkey instead to lighten the meal. And, of course, because I don’t like caraway seeds, I skipped the rye bread and went with a hearty wheat.

One of the tricks of this recipe is making a quick “sauerkraut” by simmering cabbage (or bagged coleslaw) with vinegar and sugar. They also replaced the typical sweet dressing with a simple blend of mayonnaise and Dijon mustard. By oven-grilling the sandwiches, you can cook them all at once (and without turning them) rather than cooking them in batches on the stovetop.

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Oven-Grilled Turkey Reuben Sandwich

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious !Something I can make. Woodchip Willy

Steph said...

wow this looks yummy! I was going to ask you, about this veggie delivery, are they all organic? I am on a special diet with some health ailments I have, so i was wondering the price etc...its so expensive in stores-not to mention i don't really trust them. Btw. this is Bill's girlfriend Steph :) Sorry to bother you....I am going to try this recipe this weekend! :)

J.Noelle said...

Hi Steph! Yes, all of the veggies are organic. Most CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) farms are organic - although they may not be officially certified organic by the USDA, but they use organic growing practices. Depending on the farm, the cost comes out to be about $25/week for a full box, which is a pretty great deal for organic produce. I'll email Bill with more information about finding a resource closer to you (I don't think Angelic Organics has a drop off where you live).

Joanne Wiedemann-Wolf said...

If anyone out there is looking for good, organic, local and sustainable goods, check out www.localharvest.org. You can find anything your heart desires. Angelic Organics is great (www.angelicorganics.com). Don't hesitate though, they usually sell out of shares by March. You can also get a list of farms in our CRAFT network by emailing craft@learngrowconnect.org.
Joanne Wiedemann-Wolf
Angelic Organics Learning Center
www.learngrowconnect.org