Leftover Turkey Recipes
turkey is a great family favourite, especially at Thanksgiving and
Christmas. But after the feast, comes the question – how to use
the leftovers? Here are five ways to make the most of your festive
turkey sandwich recipes
thick slices of turkey breast and add a little of the dark meat for
flavour. Use different breads, like ciabatta rolls, baguettes, whole-wheat
bread, or toasted white bread.
Add other ingredients, such as:
salad leaves like lettuce or spinach
cherry tomatoes or thinly sliced beetroot
wafer-thin cooked ham
crumbled crispy bacon
sliced hard-boiled egg
soft cheeses, like Brie or Camembert
Give it flavour with mustard, cranberry sauce, leftover turkey
stuffing, pickles, mayonnaise, sliced gherkins, or radishes.
Leftover turkey salad recipes
Use both white and dark meat. Cube or shred the leftover turkey.
Toss with toasted almonds, thin slices of fresh mango and soft salad
leaves. Dress with a light vinaigrette. Mix with cubed avocado,
slivered yellow and red pepper, sweet corn and halved cherry
tomatoes. Dress with olive oil, whisked with lime juice and chili.
Stir shredded turkey breast meat through cooled cooked thin rice
noodles. Add shredded lettuce, matchstick slices of carrot and
cucumber, and dress with a well-blended mixture of 2 parts light soy
sauce to 1 part sweet chili sauce.
Leftover turkey soup recipes
Add diced turkey to a basic vegetable soup recipe. Try it with
celery and apple, in a chowder with sweet corn, or as part of a
spicy oriental soup, with noodles and shredded leaves.
Liven up turkey soup with herbs and spices. Try thyme and oregano,
ground coriander, smoked paprika.
Leftover turkey and pasta recipes
Mix diced turkey into tomato and sweet pepper sauce and serve with
rice or pasta. Stir pesto through chopped leftover turkey for an
instant pasta sauce.
Leftover turkey curry recipes
Turkey makes a great curry. Soften a chopped onion, add cubed
turkey and curry paste. Cook for a few minutes, add liquid made with
creamed coconut grated into boiling water, or use canned coconut
milk. Stir well, simmer until turkey is heated through. Serve with
rice and naan bread.
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