Thank goodness for sandwiches like this. A little fancier than your standard ham and cheese, but so easily whipped together when you’re craving just about every flavor in your refrigerator. Perfect for a hum-drum Monday in need of a little perk. (For the record, my Monday is anything but boring, we brought our newest family member home this past weekend (follow along on instagram for lots and lots of cute photos :-).) This recipe will make enough for 4, but I’ll admit I only bothered to make a sandwich for myself. The only craving I was worried about at the time was my own and I was more than happy to make due with what I had on hand.
Turkey and Kale “Banh-Mi-ish” Sandwich (inspired by Shutterbean’s Banh-Mi Recipe) Serves 4
Pickled Veggies3/4 cups white wine vinegar 1/2 cup water 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 large handful shredded carrots 1 large handful torn kale leaves
Bring all of the ingredients through the salt to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir to ensure the sugar dissolves. Add the veggies and remove the pan from the heat. Allow to cool to room temperature
Asian Dressing1/4 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons fish sauce 1 tablespoon dried ginger 3 cloves garlic, minced juice from 1/2 lime 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
While the pickled veggies are cooling, whisk together all of the ingredients for the Asian dressing in a medium bowl.
Sandwich4 buns or 8 slices bread of your choice (I went with whole grain) 8 slices deli turkey Mayonnaise Sriracha 1/2 cucumber, cut into spears cilantro leaves 4 fried eggs (optional)
Start by lightly toasting your buns/bread and frying your eggs if you’re including them. Then to construct the sandwich lay out four slices of the bread and lay two slices of the turkey on each. Spoon a little bit of the Asian dressing on top of the turkey and continue your piles with the pickled veggies, cilantro leaves, cucumber spears and fried eggs. On the other four slices of bread, smear a little bit of mayonnaise and then drizzle some Sriracha before topping the sandwiches.