Reuben sandwich

Illustration: David Wyfells

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A Reuben with a Surprising (But Perfect) Addition
Corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing are the hallmarks of a Reuben sandwich. This rich, savory update uses pastrami, though; it's smoked (not boiled) which gives it even more flavor. And a spoonful of ground caraway seeds brings creaminess in place of the cheese, along with a warm, sweet, slightly peppery edge. One more unexpected component: pulverized, or finely chopped, walnuts for an earthy, subtle fruitiness.