Merry Christmas to all of our fantastic customers and owners, we hope you had a wonderful day yesterday! One of the highlights of Christmas Day for many of us is the food- Christmas dinner, Christmas pudding, mince pies and mulled wine- but let’s face it, there’s always leftovers. If you’re staring at a mountain of leftover turkey and Christmas pudding and wondering what to make with it, let us give you some inspiration. Christmas pudding ice cream sundae anyone?
Turkey Cacciatore (serves 4)
Recipe via bbcgoodfood.com
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 3 cans of chopped tomatoes
- 1 tbsp sugar
- Splash of vinegar
- 500g leftover turkey (or however much you have left), torn into strips
- 125g mozzarella
- 2 handfuls fresh breadcrumbs
- Add oil to pan and fry onion and garlic until softened.
- Add the sugar, chopped tomatoes, dash of vinegar, seasoning and oregano, and then simmer for 20 minutes until the mixture is very thick.
- Add the turkey then transfer to a baking dish.
- Tear the mozzarella into chunks and scatter over the top, then scatter the breadcrumbs with a tiny bit of ground pepper.
- Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas mark 7 and bake for 20 minutes until turkey is piping hot and the top of the bake is golden and bubbling.
- Serve with mashed potato, jacket potato, rice or pasta.
Turkey Tikka Skewers (makes 12 skewers)
Recipe via goodtoknow.co.uk and Slimming World
- 200g fat free natural yoghurt, plus extra to serve
- 3 tbsp tikka curry powder, plus extra to serve
- 3 garlic cloves, grated
- 3cm root ginger, peeled and grated
- Juice of 2 limes
- Salt and black pepper
- 800g leftover turkey breast, cut into chunks
- 2 red peppers, cut into chunks
- Handful freshly chopped coriander to serve
- Mix the yoghurt, tikka powder, garlic, ginger and lime juice into a bowl. Season to taste. Cover and marinate in the fridge for at least 20 minutes- or overnight if you have time.
- Heat grill to medium-hot. Add turkey chunks and peppers onto 12 metal skewers. If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 20 minutes to stop them burning.
- Grill each skewer for 6-8 minutes on each side or until edges are lightly charred and turkey is cooked through.
- Serve skewers on a serving platter and scatter coriander over. Serve with lime wedges and bowl of yoghurt sprinkled with tikka powder.
Jamie’s leftover Christmas pudding and ice cream sundae (serves 4)
Recipe via jamieoliver.com
- 200g leftover Christmas pudding (or however much you have left)
- 6 tbsp cranberry sauce
- Red or mulled wine
- 2 tsp sugar
- 500ml vanilla ice cream
- 1 handful toasted, flaked almonds
- 100g dark chocolate
- Place a pan over medium heat and crumble in Christmas pudding. Fry for 4-5 minutes, stirring now and then.
- Place a second pan over low heat and add cranberry sauce and splash of wine. Stir until warmed through. Add sugar if taste is too tart for your personal preference.
- Once pudding is warm and slightly crispy, and the sauce is warm, divide half of the pudding between four bowls.
- Add a scoop of ice cream to each bowl then drizzle over hot cranberry sauce. Sprinkle almonds on top.
- Divide the other half of the Christmas pudding between the four bowls again and layer with ice cream, cranberry sauce and almonds.
- Serve with grated chocolate on top.
For more recipes using Christmas leftovers, you can check out our blog posts from last year and the year before! Other ideas include turkey and parsnip curry, Christmas pudding crumble and mini turkey and cranberry pies.