Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Turkey, Cranberry and Brie Sandwich


Someone get the police on the phone, I need to report 14 missing days from this month.  I guess that's what happens when you are off having so much fun.  I guess it's time for me to correct that bad behavior and launch into full-on Turkey Day prep mode.  I'm not gonna cop to being completely OCD, but I have my moments.  I spent a couple hours in a relaxing meditative state called dusting, so we don't have a repeat of last years' "Turn on the chandelier and see cobwebs all over it incident".

I've been trying out a few new recipes I might want to add to the menu this year, one of them was a Cranberry-Orange Sauce I found over at Liv Life.  I thought why not start off the holiday backwards by showing you a sandwich you could make with the leftovers from the big feast.

Turkey, Cranberry and Brie Sandwich
(1) - 2 1/2 pound turkey breast
Olive oil
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 recipe Cranberry-Orange Sauce (here is the recipe, I did add a little extra sugar though)
Arugula
8 ounces Brie cheese
2 sourdough seeded baguettes - Trader Joe's has some par baked ones that are excellent

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Place the turkey breast skin side up in a heavy pan and rub with a little bit of olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes or until the turkey reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees F. Remove the turkey from the oven and let it rest for 15 minutes or so.

Warning:  This next photo contains graphic nudity!


Remove the skin from the turkey and slice it into 1/2 - inch slices.  See all that juice running out, it's because you didn't over cook it.

Split a baguette and cut it into sandwich sized pieces.  My size is 1/2 a baguette, but I like to live a little bit on the sandwich wild side.

Place a generous amount of the cranberry sauce on the bottom half of the baguette.  Add a layer of turkey, top with a few slices of brie.  Place the sandwich in the microwave for 40 seconds or so until the brie starts running and screaming for Merci. Add a bit of arugula and top with the other half of the baguette.

Serves 4.


I'm heading back into the kitchen to work on dessert.  Let me know if there is a recipe that you think has to go on my menu. 

Enjoy,

Gina

28 comments:

  1. This sandwich is like a mini Thanksgiving in the mouth.:-) I guess you are preparing your stomach for next week. Love your pictures as always and would love to have that sandwich right now.:-)

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  2. Gina, I am so happy you found me because this looks absolutely amazing! Can't wait to drool through your blog!

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  3. Gina,
    You are ahead of the game, already posting a turkey sandwich with cranberry orange sauce. I'm still on pumpkin recipes, and I'm having an early Thanksgiving
    on Sunday with the newly weds:) I have to get moving with my menu. Great pics, as always.

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  4. Gina-the turkey sandwich looks, and for sure tastes so yummy. Love the photo of the turkey breast with the juices running down the board. Unfortunately, I'm drooling here, as well, but it's a good sign for sure. Gotta have that sandwich on the multi-grain roll! Fab photos, as well!
    Hugs,

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  5. What a great post Gina; I really needed smile and here you are.
    That is one recipe I want o keep; very handy when there are only 2 of us. Merci.
    Rita

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  6. Forget the turkey dinner; I want to go right to these sandwiches...dripping with cheese and all! How delicious!!!

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  7. Wow that looks delicious! I am with Lizzy, I was this for turkey dinner!

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  8. Thanks everyone and you came just in time for lunch!

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  9. That's a great looking sandwich! Can't believe Thanksgiving is just round the corner. I haven't given it much thought yet.

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  10. My mouth is watering. What a wonderful sandwich!!!!!! Kate@kateiscooking

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  11. Yummy, Gina! I LOVE brie...and now I know what I must make next weekend with the invariable leftover turkey our parents will send back to SA with us from the meals!!

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  12. Oh my, nothing beats baked/grilled brie. Mmmmm I want that sandwich!

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  13. Ok, if you're coming to my place, I get to head over to yours. Wow, that looks good. I love me some Brie. The melted bit dripping down the sandwich just about did me in.

    I hate that surprise chandelier stuff too. Thanks for the reminder to crawl on up there!

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  14. Hahaha @ the nudity warning. I've never made a sandwich like this with leftovers but I added brie to my list! My FAVORITE cheese. No joke.

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  15. Gina, loved your post and so glad to hear you're relaxing, albeit dusting too! What a shot of the nude bird - fabulous. Great looking sandwich. I wish we had Thanksgiving here since looks like you're all having so much fun! Enjoy the break with the family.

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  16. I love the addition of brie to the sandwich! Yum! Your method for cooking the turkey breast looks perfect, too! Pinning this one for future reference. Thanks!!

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  17. The roasted turkey looks so darn succulent and tender! Bet the sandwich tastes great!

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  18. I will definitely try this with my Thanksgiving left-overs - yum!

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  19. Hey Gina, this sandwich is making my mouth water-do I have to wait for Thanksgiving for the leftover bird to make this 'succulent' sandwich???

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  20. I love your thinking Patty, why wait, maybe I'll have another myself.

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  21. Oh my, that looks like an amazing sandwich! I will have to remember that one when managing the turkey leftovers! Have a great Thanksgiving!

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  22. This is a Thanksgiving classic. Beautifully presented - so much so - that I can skip the turkey dinner and just make the sandwich!

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  23. Oh the sandwich looks so hearty and delicious.

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  24. Yum Gina! That looks like something I would really enjoy. I love the baguette, that is just simply amazing! Your turkey looks so juice too, love your "picture contains nudity" haha. I may have giggled in my seat hehe

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  25. Hahaha nudity! Love your humor all the time! This sandwich looks delish!!! I need to read about your "fun" next. ;-)

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  26. Love it...yes why not get ahead of the game, really it's whats on everyone's mind somewhere in the crevices lurking... exactly what will I do with the leftovers! Perfect sandwich :)

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  27. Ooh...your nude picture had me drooling, and your juicy sandwich made my jaw drop open, ready for a big bite! That bird on your plate looks like it wants some of that sandwich too...lol.

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  28. I wish we would have celebrated Thanksgiving this year. But no big turkey dinner for us, now your samich would have all we needed. I am so going to make this. Next time just use candlelight so you won't have to dust :)
    Hope your Thanksgiving went well.

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