Since having Max I have rediscovered a love for cream cheese. It just snuck up on me and now I see it in my shopping trolley every week. He loves it in a soft wholemeal sandwich, a bit squidged down so it’s nice and flat. I personally prefer it on a toasted everything bagel with some tomato, onion and cucumber. But each to their own.
Anyway, to get to my point…. When the peeps at PHILADELPHIA contacted me recently to make a recipe with their Sweet Chilli PHILLY Pourover dip I figured, what the hey? I am now a cream cheese enthusiast, let’s give it a whirl!
And as it’s that time of year with Boxing Day just around the corner I thought I would use it to liven up the leftover turkey (or chicken) with these banh mi sliders. It’s a fresh and tasty way to use up that shredded meat and great for feeding a crowd. Plus they look pretty cute don’t they?
I use this mandolin peeler from an Asian supermarket to thinly slice my carrot for the pickle. Super quick and easy!
Mmmmm how good does that cream-cheesy schmear look?
- ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon caster sugar
- 1 clove garlic, sliced
- 2 medium carrots, sliced thinly lengthwise
- 12 mini baguettes, split (I used bake-at-home dinner rolls)
- ½ x 250g tub Sweet Chilli PHILLY Cream Cheese Pourover
- 2 cups shredded cooked turkey or chicken, warmed
- 1 green onion, sliced thinly
- 1 long red chilli, sliced thinly
- 2 tablespoons coriander leaves
- 1½ tablespoons light soy sauce
- Combine vinegar, sugar and garlic in a medium bowl. Season. Add carrot and toss to coat. Set aside for at least 30 minutes, tossing occasionally. Drain the carrot, reserving ¼ cup of pickling liquid.
- Place the turkey/chicken in a medium bowl, add the reserved liquid and toss to coat.
- Spread the baguettes with the Sweet Chilly PHILLY. Fill with the turkey/chicken, carrots, green onion, chilli and coriander. Drizzle with soy sauce.
Thanks so much to PHILADELPHIA for providing me with the Sweet Chilli PHILLY for this post.
You know you could be reading this on the app?! Download it here.
Fancy getting social?