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Turkey Cranberry Sandwich

Turkey Cranberry Sandwich

Every year during the winter holidays we always seem to have leftover turkey.  The reason is because we always have at least a 20 pound bird for Thanksgiving and sometimes we may even cook another turkey for Christmas dinner.  So, in the grand scheme of things, that’s a lot of turkey!  That’s when I have to get creative with the leftovers.  I make soups, stews, enchiladas, and even turkey lasagna.

One of my favorite ways of preparing leftover turkey is a turkey sandwich.  I got my idea from a local deli in town that offers Turkey Cranberry Sandwiches on their menu.  Whenever I stop there for lunch, that’s the sandwich that I generally like to order.  The turkey cranberry sandwich is piled high with fresh sliced turkey, tangy cranberry relish, and melt in your mouth cream cheese.  My version of the Turkey Cranberry Sandwich is a bit different for I like to use blueberry bread instead of white bread.  If you can’t find blueberry bread just keep in mind that it also tastes great on raisin bread.  So, the next time you happen to have leftover turkey, make this sandwich.  You’ll be glad that you did!  Enjoy!  Tessa

Ingredients ***

  • 1/4 pound sliced turkey (no bones)
  • 2 Tbs cream cheese
  • 2 Tbs cranberry relish
  • 2 slices of bread (I used blueberry bread)

On one slice of bread, pile on your turkey. Add the cream cheese and then the cranberry relish.  Top with remaining bread, slice in half and serve.  Makes one delicious sandwich!

*** Note:  ingredient amounts are an approximation.

Indonesian Turkey Burgers

 

Indonesian Turkey Burgers….  A wonderful fusion of Indonesian and American cuisine.  Just imagine barbecued juicy turkey burgers, topped with smoked gouda cheese, grilled onions, tomato, fresh picked lettuce, and drizzled with a wonderful Javanese ketchup.  Go out, gather your ingredients and fire up the BBQ.  It’s time to grill up some Indonesian Turkey Burgers!   Enjoy!

Turkey Burger Ingredients:

1 lb. fresh ground turkey
1/3 c. panko bread crumbs
1 egg beaten
1 Tbls. Indonesian soy sauce (medium)
1 tsp. coriander
1 tsp. garlic paste
1 tsp. low sodium soy sauce
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. fresh ground pepper

4 burger buns (heated on the grill)

Garnish with fresh picked lettuce, smoked gouda cheese, tomato, grilled onions and Javanese ketchup.

Javanese Ketchup Ingredients:

In a small bowl blend together the following:

1/4 c. ketchup
1/8 c. Indonesian soy sauce
Sambal Oeleck to taste (optional)

Let’s begin.  Make the Javanese ketchup and set aside.  Fire up your barbecue or indoor grill.  Prepare your garnishes and set aside. Grab a medium sized bowl and lightly mix the turkey, panko, egg, Indonesian soy sauce, coriander, garlic paste, low sodium soy sauce, salt, and pepper.  Form into 4 equal sized patties.  Be sure to wash your hands afterwards with soap and water.  When your BBQ is ready, place patties on the grill.  Cook for about 5-6 minutes per side or until cooked through.  Add your cheese to the burgers and melt….  Remove from heat. Meanwhile warm the burger buns on the grill.  I like to brush the buns with a little bit of melted butter before I toss them on the grill.  Cook buns until heated through and lightly golden.  Assemble your burgers, top with the garnishes and drizzle on the Javanese ketchup.  Makes 4 burger gems.  Enjoy!