leftovers, part 2!

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taiwanese turkey salad sandwiches (serves 2 or more)

Okay, I was surfing around looking for even more leftover inspiration when I found this terrific recipe on Philly.com that I’m going to try today. It sounds so delicious and different. Oh, and you can also use chicken for this one! Tahini or sesame paste is available in most grocery store’s ethnic sections. If you don’t have chili oil (I don’t), you can use chili paste or just forget about it. It’s very tasty without it!. And I can’t stand cilantro, so I left it out. 

For the salad:

  • 6 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame paste or tahini
  • ½ tablespoon peanut butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon chili oil
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 pound turkey, leftover white meat, shredded

To assemble:

  • 4 leaves romaine
  • 1 small cucumber, seeded, julienned
  • 1 small red bell pepper, julienned
  • 2 scallions, white parts, sliced into ribbons
  • ½ bunch cilantro
  • 2 sesame buns
  1. Heat soy sauce and sugar over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Then remove from heat and incorporate next 9 ingredients up to turkey. Mix well.
  2. Spoon sauce into shredded turkey meat, adding an amount to suit your taste.
  3. Split bun and line with lettuce leaves, then spoon in Taiwanese turkey salad.
  4. Top with cucumber, bell pepper, scallion, and cilantro, and cut in half to serve.

– I must credit Sheri Chu and Chun Chu, CHUlicious, for this great recipe. Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/food/20141126_Thanksgiving_turkey_leftover_sandwich.html#Gquo4LHWk02BJdGm.99

One thought on “leftovers, part 2!

  1. I made this last night for our Saturday night supper. It was as good as I imagined it could be. I did, however, make a few tweaks I thought might make it a bit better–at least for me. I reduced the soy sauce to 4 T and increased the sugar to 2 T. It seemed more balanced to me and I was right. Taste was rounded out perfectly.

    Do write in and let me know your thoughts, and share your ideas and recipes with me. Send your recipes to stardesign@ainop.com. I’ll be happy to post and credit them to you if you wish!

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