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What to do with all of the Thanksgiving leftovers? I have the perfect idea on how to use leftover turkey, dressing and more. Try our ultimate turkey thanksgiving sandwich this year. We think you will very pleased.
Spicy Thanksgiving Turkey & Dressing Sandwich
Imagine this; it’s the day after Thanksgiving. You inhale deeply, strike a yoga pose. Exhale. You have obtained inner-peace because you pulled off one of the most anxiety-laden dinner occasions of the year. And now you are just relieved. Why? For one, the guests have vanished and your home is once again all yours again. And two, now you’re going to make something awesomely special just for you. You’re worth it and well deserved after all of the hard work. You need something deliciously special like our Spicy Thanksgiving Turkey & Dressing Sandwich. Right? Right! I mean, why not? Plus, you already got all of the fixings.
I will show you how to make a super easy Spicy Habanero Mayo to brighten things up a bit with a bit of heat, not a lot. Just enough to elevate and accentuate all of those delicious flavors.
But let’s backtrack here for a bit. How did I come to have this beautiful turkey in the first place?
Here’s how it went down:
I picked up the Fresh Honeysuckle White Whole Turkey from my local Kroger store. You can find it in the Meat section, and with Thanksgiving, right around the corner, I didn’t have to look all over tarnation to find a high-quality turkey bird. Honeysuckle and Kroger made it super easy peasy. Right now, there is even more to love; you can save dollars!
And the great thing about Honeysuckle is they got options. For big gatherings, there is the Fresh Honeysuckle White Whole Turkey. And for not-so-large dining, The Honeysuckle White Bone-In Breast is ideal for holiday dinners. Waste not, want not, right? Now, tell me that’s not the coolest. At our house, I’m in charge of cooking our bird (I mean, come on, the Mrs. can’t be trusted with such a delicate process). We usually have a big turkey since we typically have 15-20 people over for Thanksgiving dinner. However, even after I spend my time preparing a delicious turkey stuffed with butter, rosemary, and other herbs, we still have a lot leftover. The Honeysuckle White Bone-In Breast is ideal for those looking to entertain on the smaller side, or if you’re like us and need a lot of Turkey this particular one is great for extra white meat.
If you’re like me, I know you like saving money when and where you can. So here the dealio. Get the in-store coupon and SAVE $2.50 on any ONE (1) Fresh Honeysuckle White Whole Turkey (National offer). The offer runs from November 6th to December 31st, 2016. Some select stores will offer a Save $2 on any ONE (1) Fresh Honeysuckle White Whole Turkey (valid 11/6-12/31/2016). This gives you plenty of time to take advantage of this offer.
Look at this sandwich! Doesn’t it look like one of the best things ever!
Let’s start with the Turkey:
- Thaw turkey in iced water for 24-hours before cooking.
- Pat the turkey dry using paper towels.
- Brush turkey with extra virgin olive oil.
- Season the turkey with sea salt and freshly cracked black peppercorns and place in a Turkey Bag.
- Cook on the lower rack in a preheated 350-degree oven.
- Cook the turkey for 3 hours or until an internal reading (not touching a bone) of 165 degrees is reached. Always, be sure to read the package for cooking time and instructions.)
- Remove the turkey from the oven and allow it to stand for 15 minutes before carving.
- Carve and serve.
Don’t you dare laugh! Our bird lost a bit of skin when removing this fine specimen from the turkey bag.
After you’ve enjoyed your delicious Thanksgiving feast, it’s time to address the leftovers!
Here’s how to make the Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich!
- 2 slices of good bread, toasted
- 1 cup chopped turkey
- 2 tablespoons grated Gouda cheese
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
- 1/2 cup leftover dressing/stuffing
- 1/4 chopped Parsley
- Caramelized onions
- Cranberry Sauce
- Spicy Habanero Mayo
- 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
Toast the bread with a bit of olive oil and unsalted butter.
On one toasted slice of bread add Spicy Habanero Mayo, chopped turkey, caramelized onions, and grated Gouda cheese.
On the other slice of toasted bread add cranberry sauce, dressing, chopped parsley, and spicy mayo.
Bring the two pieces together.
Serve, and be forever thankful.
Spicy Habanero Mayo
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons chopped Cilantro
- 4 tablespoons El Yucateco Habanero Hot Sauce
- Sea Salt, to taste
- Freshly Ground Black Peppercorns, to taste
Into a small mixing bowl add mayo, Habanero hot sauce, chopped cilantro, sea salt, and freshly ground black peppercorns.
Mix well until the ingredients are well-combined and smooth.
Spoon into a squeeze bottle and use as needed.
What are ways you use up your leftover Thanksgiving food? Drop me a line below and let me know!
And, if you try our sandwich, come back and give feedback!