Leftover Turkey? Make Salvadoran Pan Con Pavo And You Won’t Regret It
There is nothing more Thanksgiving than being stuck with way too many leftovers. The after is when you usually have to figure out how you are going to handle the leftovers so they don’t go bad. Some people usually make soups or sandwiches with their turkey meat. If the thought of turkey sandwiches for three days straight is causing you to go into a food coma already, try a traditional Salvadoran pan con pavo. It just might be the trick to make the leftovers better than you ever remembered them being.
Pan con pavo could easily be the best thing about Thanksgiving.
— Diana C. (@ToetMeLove) November 20, 2018
Pan con pavo (translated literally to mean bread with turkey), is not your average deli sandwich. When it comes to pan con chumpe (another name for the turkey sandwich), the messier it gets, the better. All you po’ boy fans understand how a messy sandwich is a good sandwich.
The most important part of this dish is warming up your turkey slices and bathing them in relajo, a tomato-based Salvadoran sauce.
This mildly spicy sauce recipe calls for roma tomatoes, onion, garlic cloves, bay leaves and a few more ingredients. The sauce can also be made with pumpkin seeds and sometimes goes by the name salsa criolla. Next, place the marinated turkey into sliced and toasted bread, traditionally a bolillo roll. Slice up some fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, watercress and lettuce (but not romaine lettuce because of the recent E.Coli outbreak) for some fresh crunch when you take a bite.
The scrumptious might be the new Thanksgiving tradition you’ve been looking for.
Finally, you can add some finishing touches such as mustard mixed with mayonnaise, green olives, or the traditional curtido reserved for pupusas.
Boom—that’s it. No wonder this Twitter user told Food Network pan con pavo is really the only poll option.
Pan con pavo is the best! pic.twitter.com/znxCtvSB8H
— Katia Portillo (@KatiaPortillo7) November 19, 2018
It’s an easy leftover dish to make when all you want to do is catch up on your latest Netflix shows or watch some football in your sweats. However, some pan con pavo stans are not waiting for the day after Thanksgiving to eat one of their all-time favorite holiday dishes.
This person made pan con pavo the star of their plate.
There truly is never a wrong time or way to eat a delicious pan con pavo during the holidays.
Basically, you should be finding a Salvadoran family to take you in for Thanksgiving.
A Salvadoran Thanksgiving will change everything that you know about the food-based holiday.
People who are for pan con pavo claim it is the best way to enjoy the holiday staple.
I’m glad that as a Salvadoran, my folks make panes de pollo for thanksgiving and not turkey. Panes de pollo > dry ass turkey
— Razor Ramon (@KushAndARillo) November 20, 2018
There is so much love and demand for the sandwich that we should all be trying it, honestly.
Here’s one more mouthwatering picture of the amazing sandwich.
So, are you going to try this dish for your Thanksgiving leftovers this year or is this a classic that is often at your Thanksgiving table?
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