If you are like me, Thanksgiving leftovers is almost just as exciting as looking forward to the actual Thanksgiving dinner. I mean, it’s the only time of year that eating pie straight from the fridge is acceptable in your pajamas.
This year we are making two turkeys and in preparation of having a TON of turkey leftover, I planned ahead on how we will be using it all up. Turkey Noodle Soup is always a favorite. So is this Thanksgiving Leftovers Pot Pie I made last year. But I’ll have to say that nothing tops this Turkey Banh Mi Sandwich. It is so good I’m almost tempted to open up a food truck, solely so I can make this, erryday.
This sandwich has all of the traditional flavors of the Vietnamese Po-boy sandwich, served on a French baguette with a freshly chopped melody of cilantro and crunchy veggies. To take this sandwich over the top, it’s spread with a homemade jalapeno-cilantro mayo.
If you’re looking for ways to cut on extra calories after your carb overload on Thanksgiving, this mix rolled up in a lettuce wrap is a winner.
Turkey, sliced, shredded, or chunked
1 French baguette
1 lime, quartered
4 slices iceberg lettuce
1/2 cup mayonase
1/2 fresh jalapeno, minced (remove the seeds)
2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon coconut aminos or soy sauce
1 teaspoon fish sauce
dash of garlic powder
Veggie Slaw Mix
1 carrot, chopped small
1 daikon radish, chopped small
1 English cucumber, chopped small
1/2 fresh jalapeno diced (no seeds)
3 stalks green onions, chopped fine
1/2 bunch of cilantro chopped, roughly chopped
Cut the baguette to make 4, 6 inch sandwiches. Spread 1 to 2 tablespoons of the spice mayo on the insides of baguettes.
Take turkey (3 to 5 ounces per sandwich) and slice, chunk, or shred (chunked works really well on this sandwich). Layer bottom with one or two pieces of lettuce and then spoon turkey into the baguettes, followed with fresh slaw mixture. Squeeze with lime and serve.
Optional - add a little Siracha to your sandwich. Serve the sandwiches with a lime quarter.
Makes 4 sandwiches.