Monday, November 28, 2011

More Turkey Sandwich Ideas

If you were smart, you set aside just a little of that Thanksgiving turkey so you have a sandwich for lunch at work today or tomorrow.  But even if you didn't, these ideas are great ways to kick up a plain old turkey sandwich. Thanks to Food Network magazine for the inspiration...

Turkey Honey Avocado BLT

Here are the critical ingredients (besides the turkey of course):
  • Good-quality toasted baguette
  • Arugula (love the bite...)
  • Red onion
  • Tomato
  • Avocado salsa (2 avocados, 2 T olive oil, 1T lime juice, 2 T diced red onion, 1/4 c quartered grape tomatoes, 2 T minced cilantro, 1 minced jalapeno, salt and pepper
  • Honey
  • Bacon
  • and the piece de resistance: Bacon aioli (1 egg yolk, 1 T dijon mustard, 1 minced garlic clove, 2 T Sriracha, 1 T rice wine vinegar, and salt.  Pulse all in a food processor.  Whisk bacon drippings with enough olive oil to make 3/4 cup.  With the processor motor running, add the drippings/oil mixture until smooth.)
Spanish Turkey Sandwich

Love this one.  In addition to turkey, you need:
  • Ciabatta roll
  • Aioli ( 1 egg yolk, 1 minced garlic clove, 1 T lemon juice, 1 T water, 1 t dijon mustard, salt and pepper. Pulse in food processor until combine.  With motor running, blend in 1/2 c olive oil until smooth.)
  • Pepper-almond relish (Combine 1/4 c chopped toasted Marcona almonds, 1 c chopped roasted red peppers, 4 t olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.)
  • Manchego cheese
Wild Wally Sandwich

This one is Cobb-salad-ish.  On a soft baguette and with roast turkey, add:
  • Iceberg lettuce
  • Mayo
  • Hot sauce
  • Blue cheese
Get it?  Got it....


Christine Rogers said...

Love all these. Mouth watering and it's not even time for 11sies. One more I love: baguette, bibb lettuce, tiny smear of mayo, big smear of orange-nutmeg-cinnamon cranberries, thin red onion and turkey. De. Lish.

Anonymous said...

I made the Turkey Honey Avocado BLT per the Food Network Magazine. It was a huge hit. What a great tasty way to use leftover turkey! Our adult children were looking for more the next day too! Great combination of flavors and textures, esp the salsa and honey.