Tuesday, October 09, 2007

zuni roll

Craving a taste from one of my favorite spots in Boston, Parish Cafe (known for their award-winning sandwich menu), I ventured out to create one of their masterpieces: the Zuni roll. It's embarassingly simple, but a great crowd pleaser and the perfect alternative to the club sandwich.

Zuni Roll

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Special Equipment: Panini press, or two frying pans (one large, one small).

For each roll, you'll need:

  • 1 Large flour tortilla

  • Dill Havarti

  • Smoked turkey breast (from the deli); +/- 5 slices per roll

  • Bacon (2-3 slices per roll)

For the sauces (if desired):

  • Smoky chipotle salad dressing

  • (1/2 C.) Cranberry sauce (canned whole berries) + (1/2 C.) sour cream, blended well.

1. Cook the bacon to your desired level of done-ness, and set aside.

2. Slice the havarti cheese into 1/8 inch (thin) slices, and put them in a line down the center of the tortilla.

3. Place 4-5 slices of turkey on tortilla.

4. Place 2-3 strips of bacon, lengthwise, on the tortilla.

5. Roll it up!

6. If you have a panini press, place the roll seam-side-down on the press, close it, and wait until you hear a sizzle, or until there are brown grill marks on the tortilla (~5 minutes). If you do not have a panini press, use two frying pans as a "press" by placing the zuni roll in the larger of the two pans (bottom), place the smaller pan on top of the zuni roll, and weight it with a large can of soup or tomatoes. You will need to turn the roll to grill both sides.

7. When the roll is done, cut with a sharp diagonal line, and serve with either (or both!) chipotle dipping sauce or cranberry sauce (*I recommend the cranberry!)

Serve with french potato salad (Recipe in previous post: April 2007, "The French Do It"). Be sure to stop by Parish Cafe next time you're in Boston...and enjoy!

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