If you’re one
of the canny folk who froze their cooked turkey leftovers after the
Christmas meal, congratulations! With that thoughtful green action,
you’ve opened up all kinds of possibilities for delicious eating
No, this isn’t
another article about the standard turkey sandwiches, turkey soup and
turkey curry routine (though
those are nice too). From the leftover turkey recipes of the best
chefs in Britain and beyond, we’ve picked out those that offer
something just a little bit different and a whole lot moreish!
Which of these
would you like to try?
Filo pastry is
nothing to be scared of! In fact, once you realise how simple it is
to roll up and bake these spicy leftover
turkey samosas, you’ll be hunting for other leftovers to
‘samosa’. Packed with flavour and perfect for January lunchboxes.
Did you know that
you can make burgers with cooked meat leftovers? Simply shred, bulk
out with some chopped onion and breadcrumbs, bind with an egg, form
into patties and fry. This
leftover turkey burger recipe is a good starting point, though
confident chefs may wish to add other Christmas leftovers such as
sausage meat, nuts or even dried apricots to their burger mix. Yum!
Have you or one
of your family have been under the weather recently? Whip up this
deeply soothing leftover
turkey ramen recipe – it’s chock full of nourishment.
one: If you were super conscientious and made a turkey stock from the
carcass of your cooked bird, use instead of the recipe’s chicken
stock and feel very smug!
two: ‘Scallions’ are spring onions in American English.
Turkey Banh Mi
Ok, so we said no
turkey sandwiches, but surely you can’t group this magnificent banh
mi in with a plain old turkey and cranberry on sliced white? Jamie
Oliver hits the nail on the head yet again with this
meat, paté and pickle-filled baguette recipe.
We should make
the most of sweet pumpkins and squashes whilst they’re still in
season and cheap, and this turkey
and pumpkin risotto from Michelin-starred chef William Drabble
would be a fine way to do it! Again, you could happily swap the
chicken stock in the recipe for a homemade turkey stock if you have a
batch in the freezer.
Fans of those
quick and easy fajita kits from Old El Paso will love this recipe for smoky
BBQ turkey fajitas, designed by the people themselves especially
to use up any leftover Christmas veggies as well as your turkey meat.
With the focus on lean meat and veg, this is a lovely light meal
post-Christmas and New Year indulgences.
suggestions for using up that leftover turkey? Share your favourite
recipes and comments with us here or via Twitter and Facebook!
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