Sunday, November 1, 2009
Turkey Slider Dinner - Perfect for Game-Time
Sundays are fun, as I've slowly but surely adopted the many American rituals that go along with it, including watching football, lounging around and eating comforting game-time food. I always look forward to making a creative, hearty yet healthy meal on Sundays and this one's a good example.
Dan and I tag teamed it with preparation, as he took care of the turkey sliders and I did the sides. You can easily make this at home in under and hour and be back on your couch watching that next touchdown.
Foodista's Sunday Night Football Dinner:
Turkey Sliders - Use Dan's recipe for turkey burgers but cut the size of the burger in half to roughly 2 1/2 inch discs
At the end of the grilling process, Dan topped the sliders with a thin slice of fresh mozzarella cheese. You can use this or substitute with any cheese or toppings of your choice. I used a delicious, tangy SAGA blue on my sliders. We also put caramelized onions on top. If you need guidance on how to make them, click here.
For the buns, look for mini potato buns in the supermarket. We used Martin's brand, which is inexpensive and good.
Herbed Potato Salad (serves 2)
2 large new potatoes (I used red), quartered
Small bunch of fresh parsley, chopped
1 tbs of unsalted butter
1 splash of low-fat milk
1 tbs or less of crispy bacon
Salt and pepper to taste
Boil potatoes in water for about 7 minutes or until they get tender. Drain and place back into the pot. Add rest of the ingredients and toss gently with a wooden spoon - make sure to incorporate all ingredients but try not to break the potatoes too much. Serve alongside turkey sliders.
Honey Mustard Apple Salad (serves 2)
1 package of mesculin greens
2 handfuls of grape tomatoes (red or yellow), halved and seeded
1 apple of your choice - I used Fuji - peeled and sliced into 1 inch cubes
1 cucumber, seeded and chopped into 1 inch cubes
Cheese of your choice to sprinkle on top (optional)
The juice of 1 lemon
1 tbs of olive oil
1 generous squirt of whole grain mustard
1 tbs of honey - I used clover honey
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine the greens, tomatoes, apple, cucumber and cheese (if using) in a large bowl. If you have left over bacon, you can sprinkle that on top too.
In a separate small bowl, whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, honey and salt and pepper until combined. Pour over the veggies and toss to coat. Serve alongside the turkey sliders and the potatoes.
Enjoy these game-time treats!