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Boxing Day Leftovers

When it comes to getting creative in the kitchen the opportunities are endless this time of year. Get inspired by our festive leftover recipes and bring your leftovers back to life!

Leftover Turkey & Cranberry Pie

Ingredients

  • 300g Leftover Turkery shredded
  • 8 tablespoons Creme Fraiche or Double Cream
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • 1 Egg
  • A sprinkle of Rosemary
  • Salt

Instructions

  • Place the pastry into the pie dish and up the sides, add a layer of cranberry sauce, cream creme fraiche or double cream then turkey. Season with rosemary and salt, roll out the pastry again and cut a circle to form the lid of the pie. Place on top, pinch the sides to seal the crust and place in the fridge for half an hour.

  • Preheat the oven to 200C or 180C for fan assisted ovens, brush the top of the pie with a beaten egg, bake for half an our or until golden and crip and serve.

Boxing Day Leftover Hash

Ingredients

  • Roast Potatoes
  • Stuffing
  • Bacon or Ham Or Turkey
  • Rosemary to taste
  • Parsley
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 30g Dried Cranberries

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180C or 160C for fan assisted ovens. Chop up any leftovers you're using into small pieces and place into an ovenproof dish and crumble over the stuffing. Add the rosemary, parsley, garlic, olive oil and season with salt and pepper then stir to combine. Press down lightly with the back of a spoon.

  • Sprinkle with cranberries and bake for 25 minutes or until golden.

Leftover Turkey Salad

Ingredients

Salad

  • 300g Turkey
  • 1 Pomegranate
  • 350g Leafy Greens
  • 75g Cheese
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 50g Pecans

Dressing

  • 78ml Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar

Instructions

  • Whisk the dressing ingredients together in a bowl. Add the onion and greens and toss to combine. Place the turkey slices on top, scatter with pomegranate seeds, pecans, crumble cheese on top and drizzle with dressing.

Classic Christmas Turkey Sandwich

Ingredients

  • Leftover Turkey
  • 2-3 teaspoons Cranberry Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Shredded Carrots
  • Small handful of Lettuce
  • Loaf of bread
  • Feta Cheese

Instructions

  • Cut two slices of bread from a crusty loaf and toast for extra crunch.

  • Layer slices of turkey on to one slice of bread a long with shredded lettuce, grated carrot and slather a decent amount of cranberry sauce on top.

  • Crumble feta cheese or any left over cheese you may have to the sandwich and add the final slice.

Parsnip & Pea Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 500g Parsnips peeled & chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Star Anise
  • 500ml Vegetable Stock
  • 200g Frozen Peas
  • 2 tbsp Thai Green Curry Paste

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry the onion until soft. Add the parsnips, star anise and vegetable stock and simmer for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.

  • Tip in the peas and curry paste and heat until the peas are cooked.

  • Blend the soup and serve with parsnip crisps.

Cheesy Christmas Pasta Casserole

Ingredients

  • Grated Cheese
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • 250g Pasta
  • 3 rashers Bacon
  • 4 cloves of Garlic minced
  • 100g Double Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Basil
  • 1 teaspoon Parsley
  • Leftover roast vegetables chopped

Instructions

  • Boil your pasta in a pot of water following the directions of the specific pasta you're using. Be sure to not overcook your pasta as it will continue cooking in the oven. 2-5 minutes before your pasta is ready, add your left over chopped vegetables (cook time depends on the veg).

  • Strain the pasta and veg (keep 4 tablespoons of the pasta water) and rinse the pasta and vegetables in warm water.

  • Add the pasta and veg to a casserole dish a long with cooked strips of bacon. Preheat the oven to 200C.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan and add the minced garlic until it begins to soften. Stir in the double cream, basil, parsley and thyme with two handfuls of grated cheese and a handful of parmesan cheese. Finally, add 4 tablespoons of left over pasta water.

  • Whisk the sauce over a low heat for a couple of minutes. Remove the creamy cheese sauce from the heat and pour on top of the pasta, vegetables and bacon.

  • Place the casserole dish in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until the casserole is cooked. Make sure the top does not burn.

Boxing Day Soup

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Melt 1 tablespoon of coconut oil or heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a pan and fry your chopped onion until it begins to soften. Add the chopped potato and fry for 3 minutes.

  • Sprinkle the garam masala and curry powder on top and pour in the vegetable stock and allow to simmer for 20 minutes.

  • Finally, add the left over chopped vegetables and fry for 5 minutes.

  • Pour the mixture in to a food processor and blend until a soup consistency forms.

  • You can make the soup thinner by adding boiling water and mixing.

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