Make extra of your leftovers (Image: Getty Photographs/iStockphoto)
So that you’ve loved your Christmas dinner however there’s at all times extra meals than you want.
Leftovers are top-of-the-line bits after the principle festivities are over – however it is advisable maximise them.
Turkey and veg can be utilized in numerous other ways, and also you don’t simply have to stay to a tasty sandwich on Boxing Day.
We requested some high cooks to inform us how they flip the waste into.
There at all times appears to be loads of turkey leftover and you can also make it final for a number of days by whipping up some meals with completely different flavours.
The group at Tom Hixson mentioned: ‘Historically turkey is purchased as a full crown or butterfly that means there’s an opportunity that there’ll be quantity leftover on the finish.
‘Whether or not you often make a turkey curry and even go for the likes of a ham and turkey sandwich, attempt these this yr and be wowed.’
The cooks recommend:
- Turkey enchiladas – Roll spicy turkey combination into tortillas and make turkey enchiladas that are perfect for a Boxing day buffet
- Turkey & ham pie – If you happen to additionally cooked some pork, this Christmas leftover pie is a superb concept to profit from each parts of meat
- Turkey noodles & turkey rice – Easy however tasty, add turkey to noodles or rice together with your alternative of sauce and serve with veg
On the subject of greens, the cooks say there’s much more meals you may create.
- Christmas veggie tray bake – An excellent concept for all leftover greens, cooking up a Christmas veggie traybake is straightforward and will be ready prematurely earlier than heated up
- Root vegetable bowl with lentils – Take the likes of leftover carrots and parsnips and blend them with lentils, spinach and herbs for a bowl of tasty goodness
- Parsnip and carrot dhal – A veggie twist on an Indian traditional; swap meat for parsnips and carrots out of your Christmas dinner
Tom Aikens, chef patron at Muse
Tom is a fan of the leftover sandwich however for him, one other custom is a baked pie with puff pastry.
He says: ‘Right here’s a easy one which is able to work with no matter leftover Christmas meat (turkey, ham even goose) you’ve bought within the fridge.
‘Make a primary bechamel, add some leeks & mushrooms, a touch of cream, grainy mustard and parsley. Then add all of the white & darkish meat, minimize up into smallish items.
‘Pop right into a pie dish, cowl with defrosted puff pastry, brush with egg yolk and bake at 200c for 20 minutes.’
Richard De La Cruz, head chef at Arros QD
Coming from Majorca, Richard has a barely completely different tackle the leftover meal.
He says: ‘In Majorca, we have a tendency to not make a pie or curry as you do over right here with the leftover meat. We combine it with onions, garlic and herbs to make meatballs or use it as a ravioli filling.
‘We serve it in a conventional Christmas soup, made loads lighter with a broth base made out of the bones.
‘Additionally utilizing the poultry bones, we roast them down, add recent greens and make a wealthy inventory for a paella for a Boxing Day lunch. Boxing Day in Spain is for spending time with buddies reasonably than household, so all of us get collectively and share a giant paella between us, it’s scrumptious and a very simple one pot dish to make.’
In any case that cooking, leftover meals needs to be fast however tasty.
Will says: ‘Don’t throw something away, left over sprouts and potatoes make colcannon.
‘Chop up your sprouts and roasties, add some stuffing and gravy and bake within the oven till golden – scrumptious!’
Chef Neil Rankin
Working with Aldi, Neil explains how versitile leftovers will be.
He says: ‘Whether or not its Turkey or Vegan Pastry, there’s extra to do with leftovers than sandwiches. I like making a fried rice the following day.
‘Shred your turkey and toss although cornflour as soon as chilled and shallow fry until crispy. In a wok, fry some precooked and chilled rice and add a bit of sesame oil, ginger and any leftover veg and end together with your fried roast on high.’