My sister and her husband are away on a really fun trip this week. Our family is notorious for sending group messages of travel logs of anywhere we go. It’s our way of enjoying the trip with them while the rest of us sisters are home with all of their kids. Well, the problem is, 90% of all of the pictures my family sends to each other is about the amazing food they are eating on vacation. I was drooling over a sandwich my sister sent me a picture of while I was eating my peanut butter and jelly lunch today (ugh!). All day I kept dreaming of this sandwich and I can’t wait for her to come back and give me more details of what was in it. In the meantime, I was crock potting a turkey breast today hoping some inspiration would come as to what I would make with it tonight. I was craving a sweet and savory type sandwich and knew it had to have a garlic aioli sauce (really, anything with garlic and mayo I love).
So, the combination was a hit! I caramelized a white and red onion in a little butter until they were fall apart, tender and golden brown (yum–off to a good start). I then added some garlic cloves to the onions and sautéed them until nice and golden. I removed the garlic cloves and pureed that into some mayonnaise with a hint of lemon zest. I then assembled the wrap with the shredded turkey breast, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomatoes, asiago cheese, garlic aioli sauce and the finishing touch…orange marmalade. I know that sounds strange, and you could totally keep it off like my husband did, but if you like sweet with savory, it’s a must! It added a hint of citrus and sweetness to the wrap that took this sandwich to a whole new level. I may not be on an exotic vacation, and I may have 7 kids all week, but this wrap whisked me away for a brief moment to somewhere different–and for that, I was grateful 😉 Hope you love this wrap too!
- 1 bone-in turkey breast, seasoned and cooked in a crock pot on low heat for 5-7 hours, or until tender (you could also use a high quality turkey breast lunch meat if you wish)
- 6-8 slices asiago cheese (optional)
- 6-8 pieces of lettuce leaves
- 2 tomatoes, sliced thin
- 8-10 flour tortillas
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 2 Tbls. sour cream
- 6 garlic cloves
- 1 tsp. lemon zest
- 1 white onion
- 1 red onion
- 2 Tbls. butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup orange marmalade (optional)
- If you are using a bone-in turkey breast, remove the turkey from the packaging and place in a crock pot. Season the top of the turkey breast with a generous amount of garlic pepper, Montreal Steak Seasoning or salt and pepper. Put the lid on the crock pot and cook on medium or low heat for 4-7 hours, or until the meat falls off the bone of the turkey. Pull away the skin and fat of the turkey and shred the turkey meat into large pieces. Strain the turkey juice and keep the turkey meat in the juices to stay moist until ready to serve the sandwiches.
- Slice both of the onions into thin strips. In a saute pan, heat the pan to medium-high heat. Add a couple tablespoons of butter to the pan and let melt. Add the sliced onions to the hot butter. With a wooden spoon, saute the onions until golden brown and caramelized (about 5-8 minutes). You can turn the heat down if needed and let the onions brown nice and slow. Once the onions are just about tender, add 6 whole garlic cloves to the pan. Saute the garlic around until the become nice and soft and a little golden in color. In a bowl, place one cup of mayonnaise and 2 Tbls. of sour cream. Stir together. Remove the six garlic cloves and mash with a fork and add to the mayo. Stir and season with salt and pepper. Add about one teaspoon of lemon zest and stir.
- Tear the lettuce pieces into strips. Cut the tomatoes into thin pieces. Assemble the wrap with a generous portion of the garlic mayo and marmalade (optional) down the center of a tortilla. Place a slice of cheese on the sandwich and a generous portion of the caramelized onions. Add large pieces of turkey, the lettuce and tomato. Roll the wrap up the best you can and serve.
- *You should have extra turkey leftover from this meal to use in another meal. Or, the cooked and shredded turkey will freeze great for a later meal or sandwich.