Turkey Melt With Apple Pepper Relish
3/4 Cup Chopped Apple
3/4 Cup Chopped Drained Roasted Red Bell Pepper
1/4 Cup Sliced Green Onions
1 T Red Wine Vinegar
1 T Olive Or Vegetable Oil
1/8 t Salt
1/8 t Cayenne Pepper
1/4 t Finely Chopped Fresh Garlic
4 Large Slices French Bread Or Italian Bread Lightly Toasted
8 t Mayo
12 oz Thinly Sliced Cooked Turkey Breast
12 Slices Cheddar Cheese
- Stir together all relish ingredients in medium bowl. Set aside.
- Spread each bread slice evenly with mayonnaise.
- To assemble each sandwich, layer bread slice with 3 slices, tomatoes, 1/4 cup relish and 3 slices cheese.
- Heat broiler. Broil sandwiches 5 to 6 inches from heat until cheese is melted (1 to 2 minutes). Top with remaining relish.
*Yields 4 sandwiches.*
For the relish you can sub other peppers for the red peppers, I like to use a yellow pepper and a red pepper.
Instead of green onions you can use white onions, I like to wash them with a bit of cold water to bring their flavour down a little.
Instead of cheddar you can use other cheeses and melt them to mix in their flavours. I find a brie, bruschetta, and gouda mix to work really well. I like the jalapeno gouda really well.
I like to use the focaccia bread for this, and cut it into fours or eights. Cut the round focaccia bread in half horizontally and make the sandwich in the centre.
I layer it with butter, mayo, cheeses, meat, tomatoes as border, relish in the centre (I use lots of relish as I find it really makes the sandwich), some more cheeses, and then the top of the round focaccia bread.
I found making the relish in a Robo Coup or chopper of some sort greatly reduced my prep time.