About two weeks ago, I decided to chronicle my kitchen adventures on this blog. I put the recipe sharing on hold and had a more somber tone on here recently in light of the events in Boston, but I think its time to get back in the kitchen (Figuratively speaking. My mom is the one cooking dinner tonight, probably while I am writing this post. Thanks, Mom!).
The first new recipe I tried is from a cookbook that I bought my Dad for Christmas: Diners, Drive-ins and Dives: An All-American Road Trip…with Recipes! Because who doesn’t love Guy Fieri and his red convertible?
The recipe I decided to try is Pete’s Rubbed and Almost Fried Turkey Sandwich, from Panini Pete’s in Fairhope, Alabama. I’d like to extend my apologies to Panini Pete himself, because I majorly modified this recipe. I made the changes partially to make it a bit healthier, partially because I didn’t have anything to deep-fry a turkey in, and partially because I made it while I was snowed in during the February Blizzard in MA and was missing a few ingredients (sadly, the garlic mayo, which I bet was delish).
Here’s the full recipe from Guy’s page on the Food Network site. My version is pictured above right. My modification confessions:
- I didn’t fry the turkey. I just used deli meat. This may or may not make this not actual cooking, but rather, sandwich making.
- I also didn’t have the Garlic Mayonnaise. See: Blizzard of February 2013, below.
Overall verdict: a pretty yummy panini! It went well with Downtown Abbey Season 1 on Netflix and the roaring wind and snow outside.
Next time: Honey Balsamic Chicken (I actually used the oven for this one!)