ghTurkey is very delicious when cooked right. This recipe adds an extra layer of flavor thanks to the smoke from the smoker!
Smoked Turkey Breast Pesto Sandwich
- 1 3lb turkey breast (boneless skinless)
- 1 steak tomato (thinly sliced)
- 1 lb fresh mozzarella
- 6 romaine lettuce leaves
- 6 slices of sourdough bread
- 1/3 cup pine nuts
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1.5 cups basil leaves (packed)
- 3 tsp garlic paste
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
Start off by preheating your smoker to 275 degrees. Now, season the turkey breast with your favorite seasoning. I used a Cajun seasoning.
Now place it in the smoker, while the turkey breast is in the smoker, let’s make the pesto sauce.
In a food processor, add the pesto sauce ingredients and blend until smooth. Now set aside and let’s cut up the veggies. Slice the tomatoes, slice the romaine lettuce or you can leave the leafs whole, and don’t forget about the fresh mozzarella! Slice it as thin as possible.
Once the turkey breast reaches an internal temperature of 165, remove it and let it rest. While it’s resting, let’s toast up the sourdough bread with butter.
Once the bread is toasted, set aside and in the same skillet, add 2 tbsp butter. Then, sear the turkey breast about 1 min per side.
Remove it and let’s slice it up. Now let’s assemble, add the pesto to both bottom and top bun, add the lettuce, tomato, fresh mozzarella, turkey and top it with the top bun.
I highly recommend a meat thermometer for this cook.