Turkey and ham crunch, Christmas Caesar salad

Turkey and ham crunch, Christmas Caesar salad. Photograph: Paul Flynn/ Harry Weir

Turkey and ham crunch, Christmas Caesar salad. Photograph: Paul Flynn/ Harry Weir

Fri, Dec 24, 2021, 05:55

   
  • Serves: 4
  • Cooking Time: 20 mins
  • Course: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Irish

Ingredients

  • Some thinly sliced turkey and ham
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Scattering of breadcrumbs, Panko if possible
  • 100mls cream
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Juice from one mandarin
  • Some juice/jelly from the turkey or ham
  • 80g Parmesan, grated
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 Little Gem lettuce, trimmed, washed and patted dry
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Method

 

1 Set the oven to 180 degrees.

2 Brush a little olive oil on the bottom of an ovenproof dish, then layer the sliced turkey and ham, covering the base.

3 Scatter over the breadcrumbs and drizzle with a little more oil.

4 Bake for 20 minutes, until golden and crunchy.

5 Meanwhile, mix the cream with the lemon and mandarin juice, meat juices, most of the grated Parmesan and salt and pepper.

6 Dredge the lettuce leaves through the dressing and put in a bowl, then dust with the remaining Parmesan. Serve the two dishes side by side and let everyone help themselves.