Tasty Turkey Cuban Sandwiches on EatTurkey.com

October 24, 2012

Sherrie Rosenblatt, National Turkey Federation
202-898-0100 ext. 227, srosenblatt@turkeyfed.org
or Lisa Brackett, Devine & Pearson
617-472-2700 ext. 135 l_brackett@devine-pearson.com

More chains are reporting the incidence of Cuban sandwiches on their menus compared to six years ago according to Food BeatTM, a company that provides in-depth menu analysis. Chain and casual dining segments such as Breugger’s Bagels, Atlanta Bread and Bahama Breeze all offer their own version of the Cuban favorite. The National Turkey Federation (NTF) continues to stay ahead of trends by offering recipes for Cuban Sandwiches that use turkey.

With the growing demand for ethnic cuisine coupled with the convenience of portable sandwiches for lunch or light dinners, it is clear to see why foodservice operators are expanding their menus to include these delicious turkey sandwiches.

“Turkey can effortlessly capture the taste of ethnic flavors,” comments Sherrie Rosenblatt, NTF’s senior director of marketing and communications. “By choosing turkey as an ingredient for a sandwich traditionally reserved for pork, operators can offer customers a healthier version of the meal they crave without sacrificing flavor.”

EatTurkey.com offers a Havana Spiced Turkey Sandwich that combines a marinade of chili powder, dark brown sugar, tomatoes and cayenne with turkey that is portioned on Cuban bread loaves and topped with Queso Fresco cheese. Operators could also choose to serve a warm crusty Cuban Turkey Panini, also offered on EatTurkey.com. This recipe delivers spiced turkey breast sliced and served with pickles and Swiss cheese on crusty bread.

With tastes broadening from Asia and Spain to Cuba, the National Turkey Federation is continually adding new trendy ethnic recipes to its recipe database. Both delicious recipes can be found on EatTurkey.com by selecting the foodservice tap then clicking on the recipe tab.

The National Turkey Federation (NTF) is the national advocate for all segments of the turkey industry, providing services and conducting activities that increase demand for its members' products by protecting and enhancing their ability to profitably provide wholesome, high-quality, nutritious products. Its award-winning web site, www.eatturkey.com, offers consumers, food professionals and the media an extensive library of information including healthy eating and restaurant trends, turkey cuts and purchasing tips, turkey nutrition and cooking techniques, and turkey facts and trivia. Additionally, the site presents a searchable database of more than 1,500 recipes, offers a recipe E-mail program and provides special seasonal and holiday ideas. The National Turkey Federation is headquartered in Washington, D.C.