Friday, July 22, 2011

Smoked Turkey Sandwich with Salad Topping


This may surprise some of you, or not.  Perhaps you actually don’t go around contemplating what foods I like or dislike, prefer or don’t prefer.  Well, if you do, and if you’ve wondered…I’m not a huge sandwich fan.  I know.  Weird huh?  I usually get tired of my sandwich before I finish with it.  Or more truthfully, I get tired of the bread, and end up just eating the filling.  So, after I eat a sandwich there is usually a pile of discarded corners and edges and parts of a sandwich, leaving my plate looking like some picky 3 year old ate from it.

My point.  And I do have one.  Is that I prefer the stuff in the sandwich.  The more interesting the stuff, the more interesting the sandwich.  So, after smoking a turkey breast the other day, I couldn’t deny the fact that some of that turkey would become a sandwich, it would be sacrilegious not to.   Knowing that my favorite smoking cookbook, Smoke & Spice - Revised Edition: Cooking With Smoke, the Real Way to Barbecue also had recipes to use up your smoked goodies, I turned to it.  I found “Smoked Chicken Sandwich with Summer Confetti”.  Smoked chicken/smoked turkey pretty much the same thing in my book.  I used the part of the recipe dealing with the salad topping.

It was stuff.  Stuff for my sandwich.  Good stuff.  So, even though there were scraps of bread left all over my plate, I managed to eat every last bit of this salad topping.

Salad Topping

  • 2/3 cup chopped pimiento-stuffed green olives
  • 1 small red ripe tomato, chopped
  • 1/3 cup minced red onion (I don’t like raw onions so I omitted)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped pepperoncini peppers
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • pinch of salt

Combine the ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate. 

Spoon on your sandwich and enjoy your stuff.


This will be my entry for Souper Sundays (Soup, Salad, or Sammie) hosted by Deb at Kahakai Kitchen.



And for Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum!


Joanne said...

You, my love, are too funny. I can't ever imagine myself getting tired of bread. I LIVE for bread.

Chris said...

I love Smoke and Spice, the Jamison's put together an excellent book with that one. It's a classic. Their Poultry Perfect rub is my favorite for chicken.

Your sandwich looks perfect. I'll have to try this one.

Antoinette said...

It's kind of beautiful, all the color the salad adds to the sandwich. I never was big on sandwiches, either. Always feel like the bread is just filler.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Silly secret~ I am not much of a sandwich fan either. Not Love/Hate... I could just do without.
But ... If you say this is a favorite ~ It'll be my friday favorite too:-)

KarenP said...

That looks very tasty. I have some leftover pepperoncini peppers I've been trying to figure out what to do I know!

Jennifurla said...

I plan on sandwiches all weekend, this looks awesome.

Marjie said...

I'm not a big fan of bread in sandwiches either. It can be a problem, can't it? Thor appreciates my eating peculiarities, but I don't know that kitty cats are much help in finishing off the bread.

June said...

Oh my goodness, you've got my attention. It's like a smoked turkey muffeleta. Ah - didn't you're Momma tell you to eat your crusts?

urban muser said...

i love sandwiches...and bread!

Candace said...

That salad topping would make anything taste better. Yum!

CC11 said...

Now that's hubby's kind of sandwich

Lea Ann said...

I don't eat alot of sandwiches either, I'm pretty picky. This looks really good Pam.

Roz from 'la bella vita' said...

If you just eat the inner stuff of a sammie, you must be one thin lady! I go for the bread and it shows clearly on my tummy and butt!

Deb in Hawaii said...

This is a delectable-looking sandwich. Although I like bread--I do prefer the filling and agree with "the more stuff the better." ;-)

Thanks for sharing with Souper Sundays.

Shari said...

I'm with you on sandwiches and prefer the fillings! :) Sounds delicious!

a good yarn said...

Each to her own. I happen to swoon when presented with a good crust. Despite eating them I don't have curly hair. Go figure.

grace said...

i'm not too keen on the sandwich either, especially at restaurants. if there's anything i can make myself exactly to my liking at home, it's the sandwich, so why would i pay $10 for one?
sigh. this looks yummy, pam. ya done good. :)