Leftovers Courtesy of Countryside Online & Miranda Gore Browne, along with customers' specials.
We know that because of the constant changes to who can gather for Christmas that some may be looking for new ways to use up any leftover turkey!
Can I suggest you check out the wonderful Miranda Gore Browne’s turkey recipes below (and do have a look at her scrumptious cakes and other yummy things too!). She publishes new recipes in the equally brilliant and informative NFU Countryside Magazine every month so please do have a look and be inspired. If you would like further details of her cakes and biscuits, do have a look at Miranda’s website.
- Miranda Gore Browne
- Turkey fricassee
- Turkey, leek & mushroom pie
- Coronation turkey
- Turkey and broccoli pasta bake
- Turkey, leek & ham pie with sour cream pastry
- Cheats Turkey Risotto
- Cheats Thai Curry
- Boxing Day Cold Meat & Bubble and Squeak
- Christmas Goose Dum Biryani
Miranda is a food writer, home-baking expert, director of The Kitchen School and passionate foodie. She was also a finalist on the first series of The Great British Bake Off. Miranda has written two books, Biscuit and Bake Me a Cake as Fast as You Can both published by Ebury Press.
Cheats Risotto, Thai Curry and Bubble and Squeak are submissions from our customers.
- 50g butter
- 1 leek, finely chopped
- 2 rashers bacon, chopped
- 100g chestnut mushrooms
- 1 tbsp plain flour
- 100ml cider or white wine
- 200ml chicken or turkey Stock
- 150ml double cream or crème fraiche
- 800g leftover cooked turkey, shredded
- Few chives
- Melt the butter in the pan, and fry the leeks, mushrooms and bacon.
- Add the flour and cook for about 1 minute.
- Gradually add your choice of either cider or white wine and the stock. Bring to the boil and simmer for about 1 minute.
- Take off the heat and add the cream, chives and turkey and heat through thoroughly.
- Serve with pasta or rice.
- 600g cooked turkey
- 65g butter
- 60g plain flour
- 350ml milk
- 150ml chicken stock
- 225g mushrooms, sliced
- 1 large leek, finely sliced
- 2 tbsp creme fraiche
- 1 tsp Colman’s mustard
- Salt and pepper, for seasoning
- 1 packet ready rolled puff pastry
- Melt the butter in a pan, and then add the flour and cook on a low heat for 1 minute.
- Gradually add the milk and chicken stock to make a sauce that coats the back of the spoon.
- Add the creme fraiche and mustard.
- In a separate pan, lightly fry the leeks and mushrooms.
- Add the turkey, along with any leftover stuffing you might have, and stir through the sauce.
- Pick a dish that the turkey mix will come to the top of, pour in the pie filling, and leave to cool.
- Roll out the pastry for the lid, making sure to save some strips to put around the dish on the lip to attach the pastry.
- Dampen the lip with water then put the pastry strips around the edge of the dish and then put the rolled pastry on top. Crimp edges and brush with a beaten egg or milk.
- Cook at 200 C for about 40 mins. Turn oven down if it is browning too much.
This pie is best served with seasonal British vegetables – click here to find out what is in season.
- 600g cooked turkey, chopped into big chunks
- 150g plain yoghurt
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 3 tbsp red wine
- 4 tsp mild curry paste
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp tomato puree
- 2 tbsp apricot puree
- 300ml mayonnaise
- Sliced apricots
- Fry the onion in a frying pan, making sure that it doesn’t turn brown.
- Stir in curry paste and cook for 1 minute.
- Add the wine, tomato puree and squeeze in the juice of the lemon. Let it simmer until it has reduced to about 4 tbsp. Allow to cool.
- Add the apricot puree, mayonnaise, yoghurt, sliced apricots and cooked turkey.
Try serving with a rice salad and stirring through a spoon of mango chutney at the end.
- 350g fresh pasta
- 200g broccoli, cut into small florets
- 400g cooked turkey, chunked
- 175g mushrooms, quartered
- 4 tbsp sundried tomato paste
- 80g soft cheese with garlic and herbs
- 284ml single cream
For the topping:
- 4 spring onions, finely chopped
- 85g mature cheddar, grated
- Cook the pasta al dente, following the guidance on the packet.
- Cook the broccoli for about 5 minutes.
- In a separate pan, fry the mushrooms, and then add the sundried tomato paste, soft cheese and cream.
- Stir together the pasta, sauce, broccoli and cooked chicken, and pour into an oven-proof dish.
- Sprinkle the grated cheese and spring onions on top and bake for 20 minutes at 190 C.
Sour cream pastry:
(This is twice the amount you will need for the pie, freeze the rest for another time)
- 500g plain flour
- Pinch of salt
- 300g unsalted butter
- 250ml full fat sour cream
For the filling:
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 2 leeks (300g) washed and finely sliced
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- Salt and black pepper
- Fresh or dried thyme leaves – a few sprigs
- 300g roast turkey, shredded into pieces.
- 150g roast ham,
- cut into chunks
- 3 tablespoons of plain flour
- 300ml of turkey stock, (or you could use some leftover gravy with some boiling water added or 2 chicken stock cubes with 300ml boiling water)
- 2 tablespoons of brandy or cognac
- 1 egg (for egg wash)
- Chop the cold butter into cubes and leave to soften for about five minutes.
- Whizz or whisk together the flour and salt, use your hands (or the food processor) to rub in the butter until it looks like fine breadcrumbs. Add the sour cream and whizz again or mix with a knife until it comes together as a dough.
- Press into two flat discs, wrap tightly in cling film and chill for at least an hour.
- Put the leeks into a deep-sided frying pan or casserole dish with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, cook until soft. Add a tablespoon of water if they start to go dry.
- Add a tablespoon of butter to the pan and stir until melted.
- Toss the flour over the turkey and ham, then add to the pan with the buttery leeks.
- Stir and after a few minutes add the hot stock (or gravy) and brandy and let it bubble for about five minutes until it is glossy and has thickened.
- Preheat the oven to 220ºC/gas mark 7 and put a flat-sided baking tray ready to stand your pie dish on.
- Take the pastry out of the fridge and dust with a little flour, I find it easiest to roll it out between two pieces of non-stick baking paper. Roll until about 0.5cm thick. Use a biscuit cutter or bottle lid to cut a few shaped holes in the pastry.
- Tip all the filling ingredients into your pie dish.
- Brush the top edge of your pie dish with egg and then lay your pastry on top, trim but leave 2cm extra to allow for shrinkage
- Use a fork to press around the edges.
- Brush the top with egg wash and put into the preheated oven to bake for about 25 minutes or until golden and crisp on top.
- Your favourite rice (enough when cooked to half fill a casserole/baking dish)
- Leftover turkey/goose/gammon/stuffing (as much as you want to get rid of)
- Frozen mixed veg (French beans/carrots/peas/peppers – whatever your supermarket has int he mix)
- Condensed chicken soup (Campbells) one or two tins depending on size of dish and whether you have left over gravy to include)
- Left over gravy options
- Cheddar (or any left over cheese) enough to cover the dish in the oven
- Tomatoes (optional) for decoration
- Cook your preferred rice until just done, but with a little bite, drain well
- In your casserole dish fry onions and garlic until golden
- Add cooked rice and stir in, condensed soup from can (do not thin), left over gravy if using, leftover turkey of whatever, packet of frozen mixed veg (adjust quantity if only serving a few)
- When mixed well cover thickly in grated cheese and sliced tomato
- Bake for 25-30 minutes in preheated oven until piping hot and cheese has melted and browned
- Leftover Turkey/Goose/Duck
- Jar of red Thai curry paste (green works)
- Garlic (finely chopped, not crushed)
- Chillies (optional)
- Leftover uncooked vegetables (French Beans, Carrots, Peppers, Broccoli (ideally sprouting), Baby Sweetcorn, Spring Onions cut into thin strips (carrots ideally ribbons)
- Can of Coconut milk
- Can of Bamboo shoots
- Fish Sauce
- Lime Juice
- Coriander leaves
- In a hot wok or large pan fry onions for 2 minutes and garlic and chillies for 60 seconds.
- Add veg and cook until hot but still al dente.
- Add turkey and coconut milk, bring to simmer
- Add sugar, fish sauce and lime juice to taste – bring to boil and serve with boiled rice, and garnish with chopped coriander.
- Cold meat
- Left over veg (inc lots of cooked sprouts)
- Boiled potatoes are best, so peel and boil (you can still add left over roasties later) – drain and slice
- Meanwhile fry the onions until soft, add the garlic and the newly boiled potatoes. Cooked until slightly coloured.
- Halve left over sprouts, slice left over roasties and parsnips, the add along with other leftover veg – peas, carrots or whatever you have. Still well and fry for a 5-10 minutes turning to give all some colour.
- remove from heat and press down in pan. Lightly drizzle in oil and place in pre heated oven until piping hot and the veg has taken on a slight “crust”
- Serve alongside cold meat and pickles, with an optional fried/poached egg on the bubble and squeak
This is the goose biryani recipe I use, which is absolutely wonderful and dare I say it better than the roast goose? I’m sure I’ll be making this again!