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'Wich of the Week: Herb Roasted Turkey With Cranberry Sauce

'Wich of the Week: Herb Roasted Turkey With Cranberry Sauce

After a morning of errands last weekend, I rewarded myself with an enormous Herb Roasted Sonoma Turkey sandwich from Pluto's, a local chain known for its sammies, salads, and comfort foods like mashed potatoes and stuffing. The aroma there always reminds me of Thanksgiving, so a sandwich made from freshly carved turkey and cranberry sauce was a must.

For today's 'Wich of the Week, I'll tell you how to create this traditional holiday leftover sandwich any time of year. After all, turkey and cranberry is such a delicious combination, it would be a shame to eat it only on Thanksgiving. To find out how to make it,

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Pluto's turkey-and-cran is exceptional for two reasons: The restaurant carves the turkey right off the bird, then sets the whole sandwich on the grill for a few minutes, giving the bread a distinct crispness. If you have a grill, I highly recommend this method; I'll be using a cast-iron grill pan. As for the turkey, you can buy thick-cut roasted turkey at most grocery store delis or — even better — you can purchase a raw turkey breast, coat it in herbs, and roast it yourself.

Here's what you'll need to replicate Pluto's sandwich at home:

  • 3 to 4 slices of thick-cut, herb-roasted turkey
  • 2 slices of sourdough bread
  • A handful of caramelized onions
  • Sierra Nevada Honey Mustard or similar
  • Garlic mayonnaise
  • 2 to 3 pieces of red leaf lettuce
  • 2 slices of tomato
  • About 1/8 cup of canned whole berry cranberry sauce, such as Ocean Spray

Coat the bottom slice of sourdough with mustard, then layer the lettuce, tomato, and turkey on top of the bread. On the other slice, spread the garlic mayo, followed by the cranberry sauce. Top the turkey stack with caramelized onions, then press the mayo-cranberry slice down on top. Place the sandwich on a grill or a grill pan until lightly crisped, about two minutes per side.

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celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 8 years
turkey and cranberrys = yum!
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 8 years
turkey and cranberrys = yum!
rocknrollmaw rocknrollmaw 8 years
Looks amazing! i've got to make it
godeats godeats 8 years
A slice of sage derby cheese is an excellent substitute for the stuffing. Similar flavor profile, none of the work.
vintagesugar vintagesugar 8 years
This looks positively wonderful. Lovely to lull oneself into the idea that--since it is turkey--it is totally virtuous.
paine paine 8 years
this looks super yum.
paine paine 8 years
this looks super yum.
godeats godeats 8 years
We have got to get you guys a food stylist.
karisaamy karisaamy 8 years
This is one of my favorite sandwiches of all time, ok now I want one.
lizzylu49 lizzylu49 8 years
Yum!I think I'll head to Pluto's and eat this for dinner (no joke).
lizzylu49 lizzylu49 8 years
Yum! I think I'll head to Pluto's and eat this for dinner (no joke).
nancita nancita 8 years
Oooh, Anned, stuffing would make this sandwich even better.
emalove emalove 8 years
This looks soo messy, but so good!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Minus the tomato and I'm in...yum!!
anned anned 8 years
ahh yes the fabulous turkey terrific! At the place down the street from where I work (read:trouble) they serve a modified version of this where they include stuffing!! None of the healthy tomato, lettuce, mustard, not even the onions. It is amazing, and it is a heart attack. And I will eat it for lunch tomorrow now that it is in my head. :drool:
partysugar partysugar 8 years
I wish I had this right now. It's lunch time.
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