East Meets West

fullsizeoutput_1bb3.jpegOne of our favorite places to shop at in Tyler, Texas, is at Fresh by Brookshire’s.  It is a gourmet supermarket that I could spend hours in.  You can even drink a glass of wine while you shop!  Well, that’s a novel idea!

When we go there, we try to make it a lunch stop, too.  In their deli, they have so many great, delicious options.  One of our favorites, is a sandwich called, “East Meets West.”  It is usually on a large piece of French bread.  It is made with a southwestern-inspired pork  roast, topped with an Asian slaw.

Where this is how I came up with this recipe, but I thought, “LEFTOVER TURKEY!”  YES!

I wanted to make it healthy (as always), so I decided on a smaller, whole-wheat bun.  I made my slaw with olive oil based low-fat mayo.  We use Rourke’s rub (found here) for the turkey seasoning.  And, I served with “beet chips” from the grocery store.  These were not Rourke’s favorite, but I liked them for a change.  He loved the sandwich, though!fullsizeoutput_1bab.jpegMake slaw and let sit in the fridge for around 30 minutes.  Stirring occasionally. Then, starting  with a pound of turkey.  Cut up and toss in Rourke’s rub.  Here I used Boar’s Head Oven Gold Roasted Turkey, sliced thick.  Or, use up that Thanksgiving turkey!fullsizeoutput_1bac.jpegTake whole wheat buns and add turkey.  Top with slaw and cilantro leaves.  Voila!fullsizeoutput_1bad.jpegfullsizeoutput_1bae.jpegfullsizeoutput_1baf.jpegfullsizeoutput_1bb0.jpegfullsizeoutput_1bb1.jpegRecipe:

Makes four sandwiches.

Asian Slaw:

1/3 cup mayonnaise

1 tsp. honey

1 tsp. teryaki sauce

1/2 tsp. grated fresh ginger

1 small clove garlic, grated

2 cups coleslaw blend

salt and pepper to taste

cilantro leaves

Mix all ingredients.  Put in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally,

Garnish with cilantro leaves.


4 whole-wheat buns

1 pound turkey

Asian slaw

1/2 tablespoon Rourke’s rub or any Southwestern-flavored seasoning

Cut up turkey and stir in rub.  Put turkey on bottom half of buns. Top with slaw and cilantro leaves. Put buns together.

Bon appetit!




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