Brie and pastrami pan-seared sandwich

Serves: 2
Prep: 15 minutes

Brie and pastrami pan-seared sandwich

Brie makes everything it’s paired with a bit more delicious, especially when melted. These brie and pastrami sandwiches are just the thing to whip up for family at the weekend, for an extra-special but quick lunch.

Pastrami is a bit like corned beef, but much much better and tastier. It’s perfect for sandwiches as it’s not too tough to bite through.

This recipe is from the Oct/Nov issue of NADIA magazine


Print Recipe

  • butter 30 grams
  • rustic hand-cut bread 4 slices
  • wholegrain mustard 1 tablespoon
  • pastrami 6 slices
  • gherkins 4, sliced, plus extra to serve
  • brie ½ wheel (60g), sliced
  • salad greens , to serve


  1. Butter the slices of bread, turn over two slices and spread with a layer of mustard.
  2. Top mustard with waves of pastrami, sliced gherkins and brie. Cover with the remaining bread slices, keeping the buttered sides facing out.
  3. Preheat a large frying pan and cook the sandwiches over a low to medium heat. When golden, flip the sandwiches over and cook on the opposite side.
  4. Cover the pan with a lid to help melt the brie. Serve with fresh greens and extra gherkins.