Leftover Turkey

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Leftover Turkey

Postby Davred » Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:48 pm

What do you do with your leftover Turkey? Or do you jus suffer Turkey sald, Turkey sanwiches, Turkey and chips. Well you get the idea.

So if you have anyway of using up the leftovers, apart from stuffing the cat with the stuff, lets us know here.

To get the Turkey running:

Turkey Pilaf

1 1/2 tbsp butter or olive oil
1 onion, diced
6 oz uncooked rice
1 pint chicken broth - stock
5 oz cooked turkey, diced
1 clove garlic
salt, to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 oz cheddar cheese, grated

Sauté onion in large saucepan with melted butter. Add rice. Add broth, turkey, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer. Cover and cook 30 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese before serving.
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Postby beardedwonder5 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:03 pm

Freeze it until next year.
GOS, yeah!!!
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Postby Davred » Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:04 am

Anyone made any turkey sausages?
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Postby tristar » Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:51 am

Hi Davred,

I have recently started to make a lot more turkey sausages, with whole frozen turkey being on special offer here at the moment, it makes sense to use it. But I haven't made any with leftover turkey! The fresh turkey sausage, does need a little help to stay moist, I have used both breadcrumbs and milk powder to help in this respect but have found that the addition of some cooking oil, really makes all the difference. I recently made the turkey, spinach and feta sausages found on the forum here and used olive oil marinated feta, the kind which you can buy in a glass jar. I worked the farce to achieve the primary bind, and then slowly mixed in the oil from the jar, and then worked the farce again until the mixture became sticky once more, this will trap the oil in the protein emulsion and the sausages will cook without releasing the oil, leaving them deliciously moist. Turkey sausages to me do need a little increase in the spice ratio's as the meat is quite bland, but they can make good sausages. I normally buy the whole turkeys, and bone out the breasts, using one of them and all the dark meat for the sausages, I include all the fat and skin from the bird apart from that on the wings, as I find this to be very tough, when you are boning out the bird pay particular attention to removing the leg and thigh tendons as these will be too tough and will leave nasty gristly lumps in the sausage.

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Postby tristar » Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:56 am

Turkey Supreme:

A simple, white sauce made with chicken stock, and flour and butter roux, seasoned to taste, with black pepper and salt, add frozen peas, and turkey chunks, serve on top of rice or pasta.

Simple, quick, and easy.


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Postby Snags » Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:58 pm

as above
left over Turkey, white sauce (use the left over gravy or some chicken stock)
sweat some leeks add potato, carrots, peas a bit of broccoli or green beans or what ever is left over
add puff pastry make pies
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Postby onewheeler » Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:39 pm

No turkey, but most of the leftovers have just gone into a hot-pot.

Leftover chicken
The remains of a piece of cooked cured pork leg (Oddley's cure, absolutely delicious)
A leek
Remains of chicken gravy (mostly garlicky chicken juice and some cider)
Congealed juices from baking some merguez for our St Stephen's day party
A large sliced potato
Grated cheddar
Chilli flakes

Fry leek in some oil in an enameled casserole, chuck the meats in and stir around a bit, add the juices and gravy, top with the potato and sprinkle with cheese and a few chilli flakes. Brown it in the oven and enjoy with steamed sprouts.

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Postby Pork Pie Eyed Dolly » Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:48 pm

We've got leftover whole raw turkeys so I'm going to make one of these.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style ... 92702.html
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Postby wallie » Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:50 am

Stick a trotter in with the ham hock and dispence with the gelatine.

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Postby lbacon » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:29 am

Well, the turkey sausage really do sound like a great idea but I am not sure if you will be able to make a lot with just leftover turkey. If you are willing though, you can very well create your own recipe from it.

What I did with leftover ones from thanksgiving was pulled turkey sandwich. Just added some sauce and onions and it was good to go. You have to watch the extra cooking time as it makes it a little too dry.
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Postby wheels » Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:27 pm

beardedwonder5 wrote:Freeze it until next year.


It's time to get that turkey back out BW!

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Postby vagreys » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:20 pm

Lifting leftover cooked turkey out of the humdrum...

shredded turkey, Shitake mushroom strips sautéed in butter, white sauce with sherry, combined and ladled over toast points.

turkey, smoked gouda, and cranberry relish (a layer of brandied mashed yam/sweet potato optional) sub sandwiches

turkey on a torpedo roll slathered with allioli, a touch of salt and lots of fresh ground black pepper.

Chili verde with turkey and tortilla strips.

turkey, cranberry relish and leftover sausage stuffing as filling for deep-fried/baked pasties/empanadas

turkey in makhani sauce with basmati rice or dal

turkey poblano - shredded turkey under a poblano mole sauce served with polenta

cajun-spiced turkey added to a jambalaya of shrimp and andouille

herbed turkey and rice soup
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Postby vagreys » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:26 pm

Turkey California Salad

6 c. cooked turkey
2 avocados, diced
2 c. celery, diced
1 1/2 c. chopped walnuts
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
Lemon juice
1 c. sour cream
2 c. mayonnaise
Pinch of paprika

Combine the turkey, avocado, celery and nuts. Combine the salt, peppers, lemon juice, sour cream, and mayonnaise. Mix all together. Some add split seedless red grapes to the salad. Serve with a sprinkle of paprika. Makes a good sandwich.
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Postby Snags » Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:15 am

same as last year
but this year they were pasties
Puff pastry leftover veg, roast potatoes and gravy thickened more with potato flour.
It was excellent. and will become a boxing day tradition
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