Weeknights can be a mess… working late, forgetting to pick stuff up… or the dreaded leftovers. The thought of eating the same darn thing again can drive just about anyone crazy. And turkey after the holidays?! How much soup can you make and eat… and reheat… and reheat… that’s why I bring you a reprieve… a light at the end of the “all we have are left overs from the holidays” tunnel.
You can surprise yourself with how a few basic ingredients can transform an ok meal idea, into a work of art… or at least into a new meal everyone at the table will be eating, enjoying, and possibly asking for more!
The Turkey & Garlic Aioli Grilled Sandwich is just that – a meal that was inspired by leftovers. Over the Easter holidays my mother in law had Clint’s family over for a full turkey dinner (and extra stuffing for me – woo hoo!). I have to say, she makes – hands down – the best turkey I have ever had. It’s moist and flavourful… the day of, the day after, and even the day after that (if there is any left). I wanted to take that delicious turkey dinner, and make it the highlight of another meal – but this one being week night friendly. The whole thing came in at around 40 minutes – including the side of matchstick fries – to make and set on the table, but the sandwich alone took about 20.
- A loaf of sour dough bread (not sliced, you do that yourself)
- garlic aioli
- a couple handfuls of arugula
- about 2-3 roma tomatoes, sliced
- left over cooked turkey
- Herb & Garlic cheese either grated or thinly sliced
- Set your pan on your stove at medium heat… you don’t want it too hot because you will want your cheese to melt while your bread gets golden, and a pan to hot will just burn your bread leaving the ‘filling’ cold.
- Butter one side of your bread, and spread the aioli on the other side.
- Place one slice buttered side down in the pan.
- Add a layer of cheese then tomatoes, lettuce, turkey, more cheese, and the extra slice of bread (aioli on the inside).
- Much like a grilled cheese this will be crispy and warm once completed.
- I did press down on mine with the back of my spatula so the cheese would melt through the tomatoes & turkey helping keep everything together.
- When you’re done, serve with matchstick fries, a garden salad and more garlic aioli for dipping.
Yup, that easy, and THAT good. A simple meal bursting with flavour for you and your family to enjoy in under 30 minutes. Both my girls ate it up, and left nothing on their plates.
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