A homemade Turkey Sandwich made with warm Haitian Bread makes a delicious and satisfying snack or meal.
A delicious sandwich made with soft bread and homemade turkey lunchmeat is a full meal on its own. One of the main reasons why it is a complete meal is because of the density and the size of the bread. The length is about 4 – 6 inches, and when filled with veggies, condiments, and meat, it looks like a mini-baguette.
Why do we love sandwiches?
This Turkey Sandwich is a complete meal!
A sandwich is a complete meal for the simple fact that it can have all your foods group. For example, a ciabatta veggie sandwich that does not contain any meat, fish, or poultry still covers your nutrition goal. Protein is in the form of vegetables.
I enjoy a good veggie sandwich the same way I enjoy eating a sandwich that is loaded with vegetables. It is all about add-ons as restaurants sometimes call them and condiments.
Lettuce and tomatoes are the common vegetables you would find in a sandwich. But time has evolved. You will find spinach, watercress
What is Haitian Bread?
My opinion of Haitian Bread is simple. I grew up eating it and the taste is totally different from any other type of bread. It is a very soft and doughy bread that is best enjoyed with butter.
We call it Haitian Bread because it is made by Haitians. It is sometimes called “Pain Creole,” which translates to Creole Bread. The name Creole is not the same everywhere and is not to be confused with the culture. It may be the process the baker takes to make the bread.
I have never made Haitian Bread and would love to one day, but not now. I found a recipe for this type of bread in Fine Haitian Cuisine by Mona Cassion Menager. After reading the steps for the recipe, I found it to be a long process, and maybe that’s why I was never interested in making it. And I have a good excuse! You get 3 – 4 whole mini loaves of bread for about $1.50 depending on the bakery you visit. I think that’s an excellent alternative.
How to make your own Haitian Bread Turkey Sandwich
You will need of course the bread, my recipe for homemade turkey lunchmeat, your vegetables of choice, Noubess hot and spicy Mango mixed with and mayo for that extra zin.
Assemble your sandwich and recipe for roasted turkey
Assembling your sandwich is pretty straightforward. Spread the mixture created with Noubess hot and spicy Mango and mayonnaise on the inside of the bread. Place a few slices of my roasted turkey lunchmeat, add tomato slices, and a few baby spinach leaves. You can use lettuce or watercress instead of spinach.
Additional notes for the turkey sandwich:
Here’s the recipe for the roasted turkey!
This sandwich can be made with any type of bread. Haitian Bread can be found in most Haitian Bakeries.
- 1 whole turkey breast, skin removed, clean and pat dry
- 2 – 3 tsp Noubess Poultry Seasoning
- Salt to state
- Olive oil
- Remove the skin and clean the turkey breast your preferred way. Make sure turkey is thoroughly patted dry.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a small bowl, combine Noubess Poultry Seasoning with salt. Rub the seasoning mixture all over the turkey breast by making sure that it is well covered.
- Place the turkey in a prepared baking/roasting pan. Drizzle olive oil all over the turkey breast.
- Roast in the oven for 90 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165-170 degrees F.
- Remove from the oven, let cool completely and refrigerate overnight.
- The next day, carefully slice off or remove the breast from the bone. Lay the meat flat and use a very sharp serrated knife to cut very thin slices.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.
Nutrition info is automatically generated and provided as a courtesy and as an estimate only.