An healthy version of sandwich deli meat that you can easily make at home. We could call it a turkey cold cut, or even “turkey ham”.
We are talking about a whole piece of turkey breast to cure for 48 hours with herbs and spices, then boil into an air-tight bag. After that, a water bath of 1 hour allows the turkey to desalinate. Once it will cool down, it can be sliced with a slicing machine or with a very thin knife, like the one for sushi.
Recipes with turkey deli meat
The recipes with this healthy lunch meat are endless. I like to eat it as main dish, with a side of vegetables. It’s low in fats and high in proteins, but stil very tasty.
Otherwise, you can add it to your sandwich with your favourite pickles, tomatoes and lettuce. In this case, I highly recommend to add some tuna sauce, made with mayonnaise mixed with some canned tuna. You can’t imagine how these two go well together!
It can also serve as a perfect snack for every low fat diet.
What spices and herbs can I use?
You can definitely choose your favorite herbs and spices to cure the meat piece. I used a Mediterranean mix of rosemary, oregano and fennel seeds. Likewise, all green hers like thyme, marjoram, sage work really well in this. You can also add crushed black pepper, paprika, curry, masala powder…I would only discourage bay leaves since they could result in a bitter taste.
To learn more about how to tie up your turkey breast, you can follow this tutorial online.
Other main meat recipes
Looking for other meat mains dish for your next family dinner? Try out my easy roast beef, roasted directly in the pan and ready in 40 minutes.
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