My family makes these sandwiches with the leftovers of our Salvadorian Roast Turkey. The sandwiches are really messy, but really yummy, and totally worth the work.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 sandwiches
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Turn off heat and stir in cabbage and carrots; let stand for 2 minutes then drain in a colander. Rinse well with cold water, then squeeze dry.

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  • Place shredded cabbage and carrots into a large bowl along with the onion, oregano, and mayonnaise. Mix together until you have a mixture resembling coleslaw. This is the curtido.

  • To prepare sandwiches, lightly spread each roll with mayonnaise and pile with shredded turkey. Place a scoop of curtido on top of the turkey, and finish with sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, and radishes.

Cook's Note

We make these sandwiches with the leftovers of my mother-in-law's Salvadorian Roast Turkey.

Nutrition Facts

592 calories; protein 40.1g; carbohydrates 39.1g; fat 30.2g; cholesterol 96.7mg; sodium 629.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2009
For the turkey I use Pavo de Salvadoreano (10 lb Turkey 8 Roma Tomatoes 1 Green Pepper 1 can stewed tomatoes yellow onion cup green pumpkin seeds 1 dried pasilla ancho chile 10 oz pimento filled green olives tsp Cumin 1 Tbsp Oregano Broil green pepper and Roma tomato. Remove skins. In blender blend Roma s green pepper stewed tomatoes onion pumpkin seeds pasilla ancho cumin oregano. Season Turkey with black pepper and cumin. Sear Turkey. Place in roasting pan and pour salsa over turkey With spoon add olives to salsa. Bake recommended time for size of your turkey) I then shred the turkey and place in a toasted roll. I mix mayo with my curtido (cabbage carrot onion) slice my tomato cucumber and radish thin. I add watercrest as well. then i put a little sauce from the turkey over the filling. PERFECT! My slim hubby can down 3 of these. and all my kids love them (made to their own preference). Enjoy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/10/2015
This would have been four stars with the key addition of salt! Try it first then salt it to taste is my advice. I wanted to make these without turkey leftovers and without roasting a turkey so I used a rotisserie chicken. I prepped all of the ingredients the night before but (silly me) I also did them tomato. As you might guess tomato does not take kindly to being cut ahead of time. Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2009
For the turkey I use Pavo de Salvadoreano (10 lb Turkey 8 Roma Tomatoes 1 Green Pepper 1 can stewed tomatoes yellow onion cup green pumpkin seeds 1 dried pasilla ancho chile 10 oz pimento filled green olives tsp Cumin 1 Tbsp Oregano Broil green pepper and Roma tomato. Remove skins. In blender blend Roma s green pepper stewed tomatoes onion pumpkin seeds pasilla ancho cumin oregano. Season Turkey with black pepper and cumin. Sear Turkey. Place in roasting pan and pour salsa over turkey With spoon add olives to salsa. Bake recommended time for size of your turkey) I then shred the turkey and place in a toasted roll. I mix mayo with my curtido (cabbage carrot onion) slice my tomato cucumber and radish thin. I add watercrest as well. then i put a little sauce from the turkey over the filling. PERFECT! My slim hubby can down 3 of these. and all my kids love them (made to their own preference). Enjoy! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2007
Made these sandwiches and thought they where good. They are messy so be prepared. My husband and daughter enjoyed them also. Instead of cutting up the cabbage I bought a bag of coleslaw mix which already had carrots in it so I used that. Worked out great. I still put in water like recipe says. Will make again. My daughter said I should get a job a subway told her I will pass. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2008
these are the famous and whole time favorite "Panes con Pavo" in El Salvador! meesy yes but delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2008
Haven't tried this yet but I am SOOO thankful for the recipes from El Salvador so I can make them for my husband who is from Coatepeque Santa Ana. Please post more!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/10/2015
This would have been four stars with the key addition of salt! Try it first then salt it to taste is my advice. I wanted to make these without turkey leftovers and without roasting a turkey so I used a rotisserie chicken. I prepped all of the ingredients the night before but (silly me) I also did them tomato. As you might guess tomato does not take kindly to being cut ahead of time. Read More
(1)
Rating: 1 stars
03/15/2012
I'm sorry but i did not care for this. I'm salvadorian and this is not the way you make it. The only part that is okay is the curtido. Read More
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