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Garden to table 05-17-17

With the Memorial Day Weekend coming up May 26-29th, I am sure everyone has plans to do something fun. My daughter and granddaughter are coming for a visit and we are anticipating a lakeside picnic, weather permitting. Yours truly is already planning the menu because that’s what I do- and looking to the garden to supply me with a crispy salad of cabbage, peas and herbs to go with the sub sandwiches that is today’s recipe.

1 & 1/2 to 2 lbs. turkey or chicken tenders

1/2 cup Buttermilk Ranch Dressing (or buttermilk with your own spices)

Salt and pepper to taste

2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or oil of choice

3 Tablespoons whole grain Dijon Mustard

3 Tablespoons mayonnaise

3Tablespoons plain Greek yogurt

1 1 pound French bread or Italian loaf

Cabbage and Pea Slaw (recipe follows)

Marinate tenders in buttermilk dressing for 30 minutes to an hour in the refrigerator. About half an hour before cooking, take them out to come to room temperature, drain and test for seasoning by quickly cooking one tender in a non-stick skillet (I use an electric skillet to cook the pieces in a couple of batches). Let the sample cool, taste and add salt and pepper if needed to the rest of the uncooked poultry. Heat oil in skillet of choice over medium-low heat and cook until done, being careful not to overcook the delicate breast meat. Drain on paper towels and set aside. Whisk together the mustard, mayo and yogurt and taste for seasoning. Split the loaf of bread, lengthwise, and take out the doughy part of the top part of the bread. Generously spread top and bottom with the condiment mixture. Top with turkey tenders. When ready to serve, add the slaw or serve separately as desired. Slice into desired portions when ready to serve. If you are planning a picnic, go ahead and make the sub up to “adding the slaw stage.” Cut and wrap each portion to save time and mess at the picnic site. Pack slaw in a container. Transport sub, slaw, dessert and drinks in a cooler to insure your food will be at a safe temperature.

 

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