Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Gordon Ramsay's Pastrami & Cream Cheese Bagel

Time to start with something really easy. How about a recipe for a sandwich?

Honestly, whenever I see recipes for sandwiches, I kind of cringe. Does it really take a chef who holds title to 16 Michelin Stars to tell me how to put a couple pieces of meat between two slices of slathered bread? Frankly, I think recipes like this are quite below Ramsay's standards, as well as below mine. (Not to sound too snooty.)

So, enough talking this recipe up, which Ramsay placed in the category "Working Lunches" ...

Poppyseed bagels, pastrami, cream cheese, whole grain mustard and some arugula. The recipe actually also called for some pickle slices, but I opted to leave those off.

The recipe instructs to mix the cream cheese and mustard together in a separate bowl. I, however, just slathered the cheese on the freshly toasted bagels, then spread the mustard on top of the cheese. I wouldn't have minded mixing it up and actually dirtying another bowl, but my three year olds were going to eat this too, and I didn't want it to be too mustardy for them.

Place the pastrami (about three slices each sandwich) on top along with the arugula. Smoosh together.

Good, yes. Ramsay quality. No.

Fast Food? Yes. 15 Minutes start to finish for four sandwiches. Frankly, I would have been ashamed of myself if it took me longer than that to smack it all together.

So, in the words of the man himself: "Pastrami & Cream Cheese Bagel ... Done."

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Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

Well done...looks great!! My kinda fast food!!

Who Has Time To Cook? said...

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you again. New food posts to come shortly -- Jean