Fighting to get Fit & Save Money. Turkey Leftover Recipes.
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Here are some great recipes for using up your Christmas turkey.
1lb (approx.) turkey
2oz (or more) chopped onion
1 garlic clove
Tin of red kidney beans
2 tblsp (or less) chilli powder
1 large tblsp tomaTo puree
4 tblsps red wine (you can use white or rose)
oil for greasing the tin
Heat the oven to 180C, gas 4.
Save 4ozs of the turkey.
Place meat, onion & garlic, chilli, seasoning, tomato puree, wine & all the tin of beans except 2oz, in a food processor & mix until smooth.
Tip in a bowl & stir in the chopped turkey & remaining beans.
Grease a 2lb loaf tin & place mixture in the tin, tapping it down & pushing into the corners.
Cover with foil & stand on a tin. Add hot water to the tin & bake for approx. 50 minutes.
Cool in the tin, then tip it out onto a plate.
GOBBLE ‘N SQUEAK PIE
Bubble ‘n Squeak has got to be one of Britain’s Favourite Meals. It’s suitable for vegans, vegetarians & omnivores.
Use a mixture of cooked green & root vegetables, potatoes, plus peas & sweetcorn.
Place a layer of oil in a frying-pan, tip in the vegetables & cook them at quite a high temperature, mixing them around all the time until they’re hot.
It’s the high temperature that makes them Bubble & Squeak!
Add chopped turkey & a generous tblsp Cranberry Jelly. Stir well until the Cranberry has melted & the mixture’s hot again. Turn off heat.
I bought a packet of puff pastry for my Gobble ‘n Squeak Pie & it was exactly right.
There was enough for the base, top & decorations.
Roll out the pastry, line a dish, tip in Gobble ‘n Squeak, add the lid, press down & glaze with milk.
Bake slowly for about 50 minutes-an hour. The top should be a dark golden colour.
You could serve with chips or roast potatoes, but it’s a complete meal on its own.
Bubble ‘n Squeak is also delicious with 4-5 eggs beaten into it, then tipped into a dish & cooked in the oven for around half an hour.
TURKEY FRICASSEE OR TURKEY A LA KING
If you add chopped peppers it becomes Turkey a la king. Of course you can use chicken instead, or just mushrooms if you’re vegetarian & soya milk if you’re vegan.
This is a Leftover meal, so ingredients depend on what you’ve got.
Trust your tastebuds!
1 tblsp butter or marge (less oily than oil!)
Chopped green or red pepper
1 heaped tblsp flour
Milk to thicken. Approx ½ pint
You can add cream if you have any.
Dash French mustard (optional)
Melt butter & gently fry the onion until it’s soft.
Add the mushrooms & the pepper, if using.
Stir in the flour & the milk. Whisk until smooth & thickened. Obviously you can add more flour if it’s too thin & more milk if it’s too thick. But mix the flour into COLD milk before adding.
Add the other ingredients & stir well.
Serve with mashed potato & peas, or with rice. Both of them bring out the lovely creamy flavour of the recipe.
In the photo I served it with potatoes & grated courgettes.