My family honors and reveres the Turkey at Thanksgiving, and we will often go to great lengths to protect it. You may already know that we tend to buy the biggest bird around, no matter the size of the party, because it’s fun to make meals with all the leftovers. Thanks goodness for flatbread!
One Thanksgiving when I was a kid, My Aunt Ethie came for dinner. She was my mom’s older sister, and was this little tiny woman who brought her Schnauzer everywhere with her. The house was full of people, kids, and dogs, which was totally normal for us. As we were eating, the dogs all found their spots on the floor and settled in, patiently waiting for any little morsel that might drop.
Our big old sheepdog Maggie had taken up residence closest to the table, snoring peacefully by the end of dinner. All of a sudden, after dinner, Ethie got out of her chair, grabbed the turkey platter with both hands, and started for the kitchen. She didn’t make it very far, though, because Maggie was right behind her, still sleeping. Ethie began to fall ever so gently, almost in slow motion, backwards over the dog, holding the turkey platter perfectly upright, until she was sitting on the dog, who had unwittingly cushioned both my aunt and the turkey.
Our family watched all this happen with wide eyes. There wasn’t anything we could do until she landed. It all happened so gracefully that it almost looked intentional. There she was, on the floor, turkey in tact, her legs draped over a giant dog. We got her up soon enough and poured her another glass of wine to soothe her ego. No harm, no fowl!
This flatbread wrap is a fresh, clean, veggie packed meal tailor made for turkey leftovers. The hoisin mayo packs a nice little salty umami punch. Try it today if you’ve got some leftover turkey or rotisserie chicken. Just watch what’s behind you, when you get up from the table!
-Amy at Flatout
Turkey 2.0 Wrap
- 1 Flatout flatbread
- 1/2 cup cooked leftover turkey or rotisserie chicken, shredded or chopped
- 2 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon hoisin sauce
- mint sprigs
- cilantro sprigs
- 1 scallion, whites cut into long strips
- 4-5 carrot ribbons (made with a vegetable peeler)
- 4-5 cucumber ribbons (made with a vegetable peeler)
- Salt and freshly ground pepper.
Combine the hoisin sauce and the mayonnaise in a small bowl. To assemble the wrap, layer the vegetables, herbs, turkey, and scallion onto the flatbread, beginning at the rounded end, season with salt and pepper, and top with mayonnaise. Roll flatbread up and cut in half.