Christmas Turkey Leftovers
Found yourself with a mountain of turkey leftovers from Christmas Day? Fear not, we’ve got the best recipes to make sure none of that festive deliciousness goes to waste!
It’s a Christmas inevitable that no matter how carefully you’ve planned your Christmas dinner for the right amount of people, you’ll still find yourself with plenty of turkey leftovers come boxing day. Of course, this is never a bad thing, especially when they’re leftovers from our organic Devon turkeys, but sometimes it’s hard to come up with exciting new ways to eat it all up, aside from the classic cold turkey sandwich.
Being experts in all things organic turkey, we’ve come up with some tantalisingly tasty turkey recipes to help you use up all your leftovers in a way that lets the delicious flavour of the meat shine and means nothing goes to waste.
Turkey is an extremely versatile meat, succulent, full of flavour, and healthy too, low in fat and high in protein. This versatility means it lends itself extremely well to a variety of different dishes and cuisines, so you can really get creative with what you make of your leftovers.
Here’s some of our favourite tried and tested turkey recipes to carry you through to the new year…
Tikka Turkey Curry
There’s no better way to spice up the lull between boxing day and New Year than with a delicious curry. A British favourite, the chicken tikka has been given a festive twist with the use of leftover Christmas turkey in this recipe, making for a delightfully warming winter meal. Get the recipe here.
Serve with your choice of basmati rice, poppadom’s, mango chutney or naan to please everyone around the dinner table.
Image: Everyone's favourite curry, made Christmas...
If you’re after something a bit healthier following Christmas indulgence our turkey tabbouleh is a great dish to get back into healthy eating, whilst still being yummy.
Tossing remnants of roast turkey with quinoa, crunchy cucumber, peppers, tomato and plenty of seasoning, this salad is perfectly light and flavourful. Get the recipe here.
Image: The perfect recipe for a post Christmas health kick...
A classic Italian dish, usually made with chicken, this one is a real treat. Marrying rich tomatoey flavours with delicate fresh herbs, creamy mozzarella, and of course, juicy organic turkey. This dish is a celebration in itself and one to be shared with all your loved ones.
Find the recipe here.
Image: A heart Italian dish that the whole family will love!
Creamy Turkey and Mushroom Pie
It wouldn’t be the post-Christmas period without the baking and eating of a turkey pie. Creamy, rich and fulfilling, this pie is an Eversfield family favourite, tried and tested and a delicious way of using up all the turkey leftovers.
Serve with lashings of gravy and any leftover veg from Christmas dinner for the ultimate no-waste meal. Get the recipe here.
Image: You can't go wrong with a turkey pie!
Say No to Food Waste
Despite all the merriment, Christmas can be a very wasteful time of year in many ways. From excess packaging and wrapping paper, discarded in mere minutes, to food thrown away. Making sure to use up all your turkey leftovers this year is a great way to minimise food waste, creating your own mini closed-loop sustainability model, like the one we use on the farm.
If you have a garden, composting leftover fruit and veg from Christmas dinner is another fantastic way to minimise food waste, as well as a great method to pack nutrients into the soil in time for the spring growing season and leave your garden a flourishing paradise of growth.