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Our 4 Easy Christmas Turkey Leftover Recipes To Try This Season

Blog • October 22nd 2020

Christmas leftovers are all part of the festive experience. Getting to enjoy elements of the meal you shared with loved ones, once more is a joy in itself. What's more, we do not like to think of wasting any food. Christmas is a time of celebration and excess, but in 2021 alone it was estimated the UK wasted £485 million on food. It is in some ways understandable. We all stock up for a Christmas cooking and want to make sure there is plenty to go round. The thought of cold turkey the next day though is not always inviting. That said, it doesn't have to be an endless series of cold turkey sandwiches. Our Michelin Starred Chef has some indulgent recipes that might just get you more excited than the feast on the big day itself.

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Giblets & Gravy leftover Recipe

Use up all the meat in your Christmas dinner leftovers with this fantastic giblets and gravy recipe. All our whole Christmas birds at Farmison & Co are prepared and sold with giblets. This is key to making the most of your bird, and they can be used to make a wonderful gravy to serve alongside your Christmas feast. Once the turkey has been removed from the roasting tray, pop the roast vegetables to one side then add the giblets and cook over a medium high heat. Once nicely browned, dust with a tablespoon of flour, continue to cook then add the vegetables back to the tray with a litre of poultry stock. Bring to a simmer and reduce to a desired consistency before adding a few sprigs of fresh sage to the gravy. Pass through a fine sieve and keep hot ready to serve.

Read our guide on how to make traditional giblet gravy to enjoy with your leftover Christmas meat. It is one of our favourite Christmas leftover recipes to share as it is quick and easy to do, once the bird has cooked.

Turkey Tray Bake with Fragrant Spices Recipe

A great way to use any Christmas dinner leftovers like turkey and sprouts (if you aren't fed up with seeing them by now), is in this turkey traybake. This leftover recipe is a fragrant and healthy change compared to yesterday's feast. It could be a welcome change that the whole family can enjoy.

Cook up the delicious Christmas leftover meal for yourself when you follow the full turkey tray bake recipe.

Turkey & Potato Balti Recipe

A Christmas turkey curry to clear your worry of eating leftovers. Mellow, fragrant and made with fresh tomatoes, capsicums and roasted spices. The spices can be replaced with a tablespoon of blended curry paste for an even quicker supper, if you're feeling a bit overworked in the kitchen over the festive period.

Discover the full turkey & potato balti leftover recipe to cook up a storm the next day.

The Best Ever Turkey Sandwich Recipe

Before you turn your head at the thought of a turkey sandwich, what if I told you this was the best one I've ever curated? With the leftovers of your Christmas dinner leftovers, including shredded turkey, stuffing and gravy, and the addition of some seasonal delights and fresh thick cut white bloomer, this is a sandwich that will have you jumping out of bed to make on Boxing Day.

Find and create this mouthwatering meal using our leftover Christmas turkey sandwich recipe.


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