Six ideas for turkey leftovers
There's more to using up turkey leftovers than bunging sliced meat between two slices of bread on Boxing Day. Try one of these recipes for spicy curry, creamy gratin, crunchy salad or jazzed-up sandwiches.
Gratin of turkey
Mix shredded leftover turkey meat with a creamy cheese sauce and top with a crunchy cheese and breadcrumb topping. The soothing, gentle flavour combination is just the thing for Boxing Day. Serve with steamed vegetables or a salad.
Recipe: gratin of turkey
Turkey club sandwich
Assemble a classic New York club sandwich made by layering a double decker sandwich of toasted bread with a meat layer (traditionally turkey or chicken and ham) and a salad layer.
Recipe: Turkey club sandwich
Boxing Day turkey salad
If you’re looking for something a bit less rich after the excess of Christmas this Boxing Day salad tasty and colourful way to use up leftover turkey – and perhaps it’ll help kickstart your healthy eating regime if you’re planning to eat more healthily in the New Year.
Recipe: Boxing Day turkey salad
Creamy spicy turkey curry
Surely one of the tastiest ways to use up leftover roast turkeys, this indulgent creamy curry uses fresh chilli, ginger, garlic and mint with a good dollop of clotted cream. Perfect for when you want a break from all the traditional Christmas foods you might have indulged in.
Recipe: creamy spicy turkey curry
Sometimes only a turkey sandwich on Boxing Day will do. Try one of these five sandwich ideas – everything from a Vietnamese banh mi to a turkey toastie.
Recipe: 5 turkey sandwich ideas
Turkey gravy jus
Once you’ve stripped the flesh from the turkey why not use the carcass make a batch of Michael Wignall’s turkey gravy jus? It freezes perfectly so keep in the freezer and defrost in time for warming winter Sunday roasts.
Recipe: turkey gravy jus
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