Well, the big day is over and it’s inevitable you’ll be eating Turkey for at least the next week. While turkey and cranberry sandwiches are pretty nice, there’s really only so many you can stomach. So strip the turkey of all the lovely meat and store it in an air tight container to make these tasty recipes. But don’t throw away the carcass and bones! Boil them to make a tasty stock that you can freeze and use later.
Brunch/Lunch Frittata Saute sliced onions, diced cold roast potato and shredded turkey in a deep non-stick fry pan until onions are translucent, not brown. In a small bowl whisk 3-4 eggs and a dash of milk (or enough eggs and milk to cover the amount of mixture in the pan), season well and pour into the pan. Cook for about 5 mins, dragging the egg that has cooked from the sides to the centre. When the egg is half cooked, top with chopped flat leaf parsley and grated cheese. Place fry pan under a hot grill (broiler) until puffed up, golden brown and cooked all the way through. Slice into thick wedges and serve with a green salad.
Chilled Garden Salad Soup This is a great way to never let soggy salad go to waste. Place leftover garden salad (lettuce, cucumber, tomato, red onion) into a blender. Add half a mashed avocado, 1 cup of vegetable stock (or water), the juice and zest of a lemon, a splash of balsamic vinegar and a cup of ice. Season generously with sea salt and cracked black pepper and blend until smooth. Serve immediately in shallow bowls topped with shredded turkey (optional for Christmas time). This makes quite a thick soup, add more stock or water for a thinner consistency.
Turkey and Potato Bites In a large bowl mix together shredded turkey, mashed potato, a beaten egg, mixed herbs (parsley, basil, mint) and cranberry sauce until well combined. Season and shape into small balls. Roll the balls in breadcrumbs and shallow fry or bake until golden brown. Serve with leftover gravy or cranberry sauce for dipping. These can also be made into larger patties and served as a light meal with salad or steamed vegetables.
Happy cooking, Christie