Blackened Cajun Turkey Sandwich with Creole Sauce



3-1/2 tbsp sweet paprika

1 tbsp salt

3-1/2 tsp onion powder

3-1/2 tsp garlic powder

3-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

2-1/2 tsp white pepper

2-1/2 tsp black pepper

1-1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves

1-1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves

1/3 c vegetable oil

1-1/4 c onion, chopped

1-1/4 c celery, chopped

1-1/4 c green pepper, chopped

1-1/2 tbsp garlic, minced

1/2 tsp bay leaf, ground

2-1/2 tsp dried oregano leaf

2-1/2 tsp dried basil leaves

1-1/4 tsp dried thyme leaves

1-1/4 tsp paprika

1 tsp salt

1/3 tsp white pepper

1/3 tsp black pepper

3-1/3 c tomato, peeled, seeded & chopped

2-1/2 tsp hot red pepper sauce

2-1/2 lbs onions, sliced

1 lb, 14 oz green peppers, seeded and sliced

5 lbs SPLIT TURKEY BREAST, sliced 1/2-inch thick

3/4 c Cajun seasoning

Vegetable oil As Needed

1-1/4 lbs Mozzarella cheese, sliced

5 c Creole Sauce

20 Each kaiser rolls, split horizontally




Blend paprika, salt, onion and garlic powders, cayenne, white and black peppers, thyme and oregano thoroughly. Store in an airtight container.


Heat oil in a heavy bottomed saucepan and sauté onions, celery and green pepper over high heat until light brown, about 10 minutes.

Stir in garlic, all herbs, salt and peppers, tomatoes and hot pepper sauce. Blend well and simmer 15-20 minutes, until thick. Cool and store, covered, in the refrigerator.


Grill onions and peppers until browned and set aside.

Sprinkle turkey breast on both sides with Cajun seasoning and press on firmly.

Per sandwich order: Heat a very light coating of vegetable oil in a heavy saute pan over high heat until smoking. Add turkey slice and cook about 1-1/2 minutes per side until blackened. When almost done, place Mozzarella on top to melt.

Spread Creole Sauce on bottom half of roll. Place hot turkey slice with cheese on bottom of roll and cover with onions, green peppers, and top half of roll. Place a toothpick in both sides of sandwich and cut in half on the diagonal. Serve immediately.


Nutrition Facts

470 Total Calories

130 Calories from Fat

14 g Total Fat

22 % Daily Total Fat

4 g Saturated Fat

23 % Daily Saturated Fat

95 g Cholesterol

32 % Daily Cholesterol

1013 mg Sodium

44 % Daily Sodium

44 g Total Carbohydrates

15 % Daily Total Carbohydrates

5 g Dietary Fiber

20 % Daily Dietary Fiber

7 g Sugars

41 g Protein

30 % Daily Protein

90 % Daily Vitamin C

25 % Daily Calcium

25 % Daily Iron