14 days of Christmas, day 14; turkey leftovers

It’s been 14 blogs, 3 weeks and a lot of planning. However, much like Christmas day I got through it all with only a few family arguments and half the food burnt. Now that Christmas is – blog wise – done, it’s time to look at the Turkey leftovers and how to deal with them.

Turkey normally takes us up until New Years Eve with our house often smelling like curry and pie. There are so many recipes easily made with turkey leftovers. All of these recipes can be made for under £4 and serve 4.


Ingredients: ½ tsp chilli flakes, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp garlic powder, 300g passata, 3 large tomatoes, 2 tsp garam masala, 1 tsp tumeric, 2 tsp caster sugar, 1 tsp salt, 1 white onion, 1 red pepper, 150ml water, 2 tbsp low fat yogurt, 300g cooked turkey.

Method: place the chilli flakes, oil, garlic, passata, garam masala, tumeric, caster sugar and salt in a pan for 3 minutes. Add the water, turkey and yogurt mixing well. Chop onion and red pepper into chunks and add, leave to cook for at least 20 minutes. 


Ingredients: 300g turkey, 2 eggs, 4 tbsp breadcrumbs, 4 tbsp four, 2 tsp parmesan and 1/2 tsp chilli powder.

Method: Slice the turkey into strips. Place flour in one bowl, eggs in another and whisk and breadcrumbs, Parmesan and chilli powder in another. Place each strip in the flour, egg then breadcrumb mixture and place on a baking tray. Cook on 200°C/180°C Fan/Gas Mark 6 for 20 minutes.

Stir fry

Ingredients: 50g vegetables, 1 bell pepper, 1 onion, 2 garlic clovers, 2 mushrooms, 300g turkey, 150g noodles, 1 tbsp sesame seeds, 3 tbsp peanut butter, 200ml water, 2 tsp cumin, 1 tsp chilli powder, 1 tbsp sesame oil, salt and pepper.

Method: chop the vegetables and turkey and fry in a wok, in a saucepan boil water and add the noodles. In another pan boil the 200ml water and add the peanut butter, cumin, chilli powder, salt and pepper. Once the noodles are ready mix into the wok and add the sauce and top with sesame seeds.


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