what to do with turkey leftovers

November 30, 2009

The idea of leftover turkey (from Christmas, in my British household) has always thrilled me. First, there’s the obligatory turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing sandwich. This would most definitely always be the first use of leftovers, usually on Boxing Day.

One of the most popular ways to use up all that turkey in my house was also the turkey curry. Curry is big in England and so it’s no surprise that our minds wander straight to how to spice things up. So, I was very happy to see that Mark Bittman is advocating the very same use of leftovers on The Minimalist blog.

If you want an easy and delicious way to use up the last of your Thanksgiving turkey, I highly recommend taking the curry route. Bittman’s recipe for turkey and spinach curry sounds utterly delightful but if you wanted to lighten it up then you could use light coconut milk and low-sodium veggie broth instead of the regular kind of coconut milk or you could try using yogurt instead.

Some other great ideas for leftovers:

Clockwise from top left:

  1. Turkey Waldorf Salad from Food Network
  2. Leftover Turkey and Sweet Potato Soup with Black Beans and Lime from Kalyn’s Kitchen
  3. Turkey and Guacamole Quesadillas from Kalyn’s Kitchen
  4. Turkey Vegetable Soup with Stuffing Dumplings from Food Network

Enjoy your leftovers!

What are your favourite ways to use up Thanksgiving leftovers?

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