4 ounces thinly sliced smoked turkey breast (such as Applegate Farms)
How to Make It
Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add red pepper and garlic, and cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add kale and 2 tablespoons water; cook 4 minutes or until kale wilts, stirring occasionally.
Divide half of cheese evenly among 4 bread slices. Top evenly with smoked turkey and kale mixture. Top evenly with remaining half of cheese and remaining bread slices.
Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Lightly coat both sides of sandwiches with cooking spray. Arrange sandwiches in pan. Place cast-iron skillet on top of sandwiches; press gently to flatten. Cook sandwiches 2 minutes on each side or until cheese melts and bread is toasted (leave skillet on sandwiches while they cook). Cut each sandwich in half.
This sandwich came up on my menu for the Cooking Light Diet this week. It was very good, quick, and easy. I did add about 1 tablespoon of Light Best Foods Mayo to the bread. Enjoyed by the whole family...despite the sauteed kale!!!
I used organic sour dough bread from New Seasons instead of the ciabatta because it tends to do better in my panini press. After reading the reviews, I added one slice of an heirloom tomato and mustard (Dijon for DH, French's for me). Really good. I might like a thin slice of red onion next time. Served with microwave sweet potato chips (also Cooking Light) and a tomato/cucumber salad. Perfect easy summer dinner.
I was also hoping for a big punch with this sandwich, but found it coming up a bit short. The provolone did a great job subbing for a condiment and gave the sandwich a 'juicy' feel, but it does need at least some Dijon mustard for zing. And a tomato. Sandwiches are always better with tomato. You can read my full review at Taking On Magazines: http://bit.ly/11kFk3K
Tasty, but not quite as interesting as we anticipated. We much prefer CL's Grilled Tomato, Smoked Turkey and Muenster Sandwiches (July 2001). Perhaps a condiment would help? A little mayo or dijon - or both?
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