I heart appetizers, actually we (my husband and I) heart appetizers. I believe this love runs in the blood, as we are Lebanese, we come from the land of birthplace of mezze.
I confess, sometimes we only order a variety of these convivial small dishes and we never reach to the main dish.
Turkey and mozzarella braid is one of our favorite appetizer, prepared with few ingredients and served on your table in less than 20 minutes.
You will need:
- one sheet of puff pastry (300g)
- 100g turkey (5-6 slices)
- 100g mozzarella (4-5 slices)
- 1 tbsp red fruits jam
- 11/2 tbsp pesto
- egg wash before baking
Roll the pastry dough into a 30 cm x 30 cm square. Lightly divide it (without cutting) into 3 equal rectangles. Using a rotary cutter or simply the pizza cutter cut about ten strips, on the side rectangles. Leave the center rectangle intact. Remove the corner sections from each of the 4 corners strips.
Spread the jam in the center followed by a layer of turkey, i chose the one with herbs, then mozzarella and finally pesto. Start by folding the top right strip over the filling slightly diagonal and press lightly to adhere. Then fold the top left stripe in the same manner. Repeat with the remaining strips until you reach the end, but before folding the last two strips make sure you folded the bottom flap.
Follow the scheme for a easy tutorial of this no fail braid. Brush the top with eggwash and bake on 200°C for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve it with extra red fruit and pesto dip.
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Many of you find no time to cook dinner after long days at work, with kids or simply not fan of cooking. Sandwiches come to rescue the situation and satisfy your cravings; You can sup up any simple sandwich to become a consistent delicious meal. Not just that, it’s a pleasure to the eye also with all these colors blend.
All you need is the right and a smarter choice of pairing your sandwich ingredients. Today’s fourth option of sandwich makeover is Italian sub.
- Italian bread (or sub bread)
- Swiss cheese slices
- Salami, i chose the one with cracked peppers
- Turkey breast slices, i chose it smoked with herbs
- Lettuce, green leaf type
- Tomato slices
- Pickles (cornichon)
- Mayo – ketchup sauce
To build up your sandwich start by
- a layer of Swiss cheese, i used emmental slices, heat it in the oven to melt (optional)
- then a layer of turkey, as i mentioned above, i used the smoked one with herbs
- followed by salami, i like the one that comes with cracked pepper,
- onion, cut them rondelles shape
- lettuce, i used the green leaf one
- tomato slices, you can take a bit of its juice and seeds if you find it a lot juicy
- and pickles, homemade cornichons prepared by my mum
- Finally mix 1 tbsp of mayo with 1/2 tbsp of ketchup to spread it on the top layer of the bread to seal the deal.
You can serve it immediately or warm it a bit in the oven if you like the bread a bit crispy. With a side salad it makes a nice meal.
I am sure this sandwich is going to be on your to do list, it’s one of my favorite full of flavors awe sub. You can make your own, adding black olives, green peppers or removing onion if they aren’t your thing! Feel free to add or omit as per your taste.
If you like the idea of the sandwich makeovers, stay tuned for the next post with another delicious, quick and healthy choices.
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Cold weather is the perfect excuse for eating, especially comfort food that warms the body and the heart. At the end of the day and when kids go to bed, all i want is to relax on the couch, enjoy a nice dinner with hubby while watching tv.
By this time i am out of energy, i need a quick dinner served with no preparations. Turkey, red fruits jam, brie and basil olive oil… did i grab your attention? All you need is 5 minutes of preparations, and this is exactly the time you spend to make a sandwich.
How to do?
- Roll out a ready puff pastry into 2 circles (almost 8″ or 20cm).
- Place the first circle of dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Brush the surface lightly with red fruits jam leaving the center, the size of your brie cheese.
- place the cheese in the center and lay around turkey slices, i chose turkey with herbs, my favorite.
- place the second circle on top, after cutting off the circle, the size of the cheese.
- divide the dough into 16 equal parts, starting from the edge till the center, without touching the cheese.
- twist each two parts in different directions to meet. Take each pair of twisted slices and press the ends together firmly to seal the dough.
- brush the surface with olive oil
- make several cuts in the cheese to not burst in the oven
- sprinkle some basil
- bake on 180°C for 15-20 minutes or until the surface is golden brown
Is your stomach rumbling by now? Don’t wait till the night, you can have it as an appetizer for your lunch, it could also serve as a breakfast too! i hope you get the chance to try it.
Dip in the cheese and savour!
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Brie and turkey in ciabatta sandwich, is kicked up a notch by adding cranberry and caramelized onion. I heart sandwiches, it’s my favorite type of any meal of the day, especially when served with a green salad.
I love trying new and delicious combinations and jazzing it up by incorporating spreads, veggies and fruits. This brie and turkey cranwich is so easy to make and the result is spectacular.
The cranberry sauce (i used the jellied one but you can use the whole cranberry too) was definitely one of the wow factors in this sandwich but personally i confirm that the caramelized onion and rucola leaves were the best addition that enlivened the whole thing.
- ciabatta bread (two pieces)
- 8- 10 slices honey roasted turkey breast
- 6 slices (1cm thick) brie
- 3 tbsp cranberry sauce
- 1/2 cup caramelized onion (1 big onion)
- handful rucola
You don’t have to follow the quantity 100%, plus or minus as per your taste won’t harm the recipe. This is the amazing thing about sandwiches; follow your taste!
If you like brie and turkey you have to give this sandwich a try! A meal that takes a little effort and deserves kudos. It was really supreme.
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