Real Roasted Turkey. Real Flavor.
This naturally flavorful protein is in the spotlight for fall.
What is it about turkey that makes it the absolute perfect addition to just about any meal? Done just right, it’s flavorful, tender, moist and packed with high-quality protein. At Panera, we’ve hit on the secret to perfect turkey, and we’re serving it up in sandwiches like our seasonal Roasted Turkey Cranberry Flatbread and the new Roasted Turkey, Apple & Cheddar Sandwich.
Looking to up your turkey game? Start with birds that have been fed a vegetarian diet and are raised without antibiotics—that’s what we do. “You don’t want something that’s been pumped full of flavor enhancers or injected with water,” says Dan Kish, Panera’s head chef. “You want turkey as it’s meant to be: clean, simple and naturally juicy,” says Kish.
That top-notch turkey deserves to be cooked in a way that makes the most of its natural flavor. The way we do that is a method called sous vide, French for “under vacuum.” Sure, it sounds fancy (it’s used in many fine restaurants), but it’s actually pretty simple. First, our all-natural turkey breast is seared to bring out a deep, caramelized flavor. Then it’s sliced, seasoned and placed in a special bag, vacuum-sealed, and submerged in a temperature-controlled water bath to cook slowly—locking in flavor and juiciness.
The result: perfect turkey. Every. Single. Time.