Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Guacamole Turkey Club

I love guac!

It’s perfect on the classics like nachos and quesadillas (the more cheese, the better!), alongside its close amigos hot/spicy salsa and sour cream.  It’s also very lovely on a turkey club.  I admit, I was once put off by guacamole’s unique green colour and chunky texture, but it adds such a fresh, delicious flavour to the above mentioned dishes that I quickly got over how weird it looked and I now enjoy making my own.  It’s quick, easy, healthy and the true star of this sandwich’s fiesta!

To prepare the guacamole, mix the following together:

4 small ripe avocados, pitted and mashed (To check for ripeness, gently press on the outsides of the avocado for a slight give; no give means it’s not ripe and too much means over-ripe)
1 medium tomato, diced
1 tbsp. lime juice
2 tsp. minced garlic (or more, depending on how garlicky you want it!)
1-2 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro
½ tsp. cayenne pepper
Fresh ground pepper (to taste)

All red and green and festive like!  As guacamole has a rather short shelf-life, make sure to use any leftover guac with some tortilla chips or as a unique spread on toast.

For the Turkey Club, you will need:

Sourdough bread, toasted
Bacon (I use 2 strips of bacon per sandwich)
Turkey slices; I love Lilydale’s seasoned and roasted turkey breast slices (I recommend using the low sodium kind since you'll get your fill of salt with the bacon.)

Assembly Tips:

  1. Fry the bacon and drain off some of the grease with paper towel. (Make sure you don't pour the grease down the drain; it's bad for your plumbing!)
  2. Spread one slice of the toasted bread with mayo and the other with the guacamole.
  3. Pile on the turkey and bacon
  4. Slice and enjoy with a festive Christmas Orange!

The guacamole makes this sandwich quite filling and for aesthetics, it's quite colourful: the green and reds of the guacamole, the pinks and rusts of the turkey and bacon. 
Lovely and muy delicioso!

Feliz Navidad!

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