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What to do with Christmas leftovers

By Victoria Wighton
What to do with Christmas leftovers

5 quick and simple meals using leftover turkey.

1. Turkey bubble and squeak

Turkey bubble and squeak

You’ll need:

  • Any leftover vegetables — potatoes, cabbage, swede, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower etc.
  • 50g of Turkey
  • 1 egg

Step 1: Mash the leftover vegetables and turkey along with the egg. Next, heat 1 tbsp. of oil on a medium heat and add the mixture to the frying pan, patting it down with a spoon so the mixture is flat and level.

Step 2: Cook for 5 minutes, until the bubble and squeak is cooked through and then grill to brown off. Take off the heat and serve.

2. Christmas turkey stir fry

Turkey stir fry

You’ll need:

  • Mixture of leftover veg — broccoli, white cabbage, carrot, red cabbage, onion etc.
  • 75g of basmati rice
  • Soy Sauce
  • 75g of turkey — cut into pieces

Step 1: Fill a pot saucepan halfway with water and bring to the boil. Add the rice and leave to cook for 10 minutes or as advised on the packet. Whilst the rice is cooking, heat 1 tbsp of oil on a medium heat and cook your leftover vegetables until tender and cooked through.

Step 2: Next, add the cooked turkey to the pan and mix with the vegetables. Add the soy sauce, mix together and take off the heat.

Step 3: Take the rice of the heat and drain in a colander. Finally, serve the rice on one side of the plate along with the stir fry and serve.

3. TLT (Turkey, Lettuce and Tomato)

TLT

You’ll need:

  • 2 slices of thick white bread
  • 50g of turkey — cut into pieces
  • Handful of shredded lettuce
  • Tomato — sliced
  • 1 tsp of mayonnaise
  • Spreadable butter

Step 1: Take the two slices of bread and butter both evenly. Next arrange the lettuce, chopped tomato and turkey pieces evenly onto one slice of the buttered bread.

Step 2: Add the teaspoon of mayonnaise onto the centre of the turkey pieces, place the remaining slice of bread on top, cut in half and serve. 

4. Classic turkey curry

Turkey curry

You’ll need:

  • 75g of turkey — cut into pieces
  • 75g of Basmati rice
  • Half a chopped pepper
  • ¼ a chopped red onion
  • 2 tps of curry paste
  • Water
  • Half a tin of chopped tomatoes

Step 1: Fill a saucepan halfway with water and bring to the boil. Add the rice and cook for 10 minutes or as instructed on the packet.

Step 2: Whilst the rice is cooking, heat 1tbsp of oil in a frying pan on a medium heat and add the chopped vegetables, cooking until tender. Next add the turkey, chopped tomatoes and curry paste to the pan and mix, leaving the curry to simmer.

Step 3: Once the rice is cooked, take off the heat and drain in a colander. Finally, serve up the rice into the centre of the plate and make a well in the middle of the rice. Take the curry of the heat, pour into the well and serve.

5. Turkey salad

Turkey salad

You’ll need:

  • A tomato
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Half a chopped pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of sweetcorn
  • Olives
  • Shredded lettuce
  • 75g of turkey — cut into pieces
  • 50g of cous cous
  • Vegetable stock cube
  • Honey and mustard dressing
  • 60ml of boiled water

Step 1: Firstly, boil some hot water in a kettle and fill a jug with the cous cous and a quarter of the vegetable stock cube, crumbled into the cous cous. Once the hot water is boiled, pour onto the cous cous, give it a stir and leave to soak for about 10 minutes or until the water is fully absorbed.

Step 2: Whilst you’re waiting, wash all of your salad vegetables and add them all into a salad bowl. Drizzle some honey and mustard dressing onto the salad (as much as you wish) and toss the salad with some salad servers.

Step 3: Place the salad onto a plate and add the cous cous onto the side. Finally, take the leftover turkey, sprinkle the pieces onto the salad and serve.

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