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We’ve just finished opening our presents and the excitement of new toys is now (almost gone) but on the table, we are still to eat turkey (again?!?!).  If the sight of turkey makes you cringe after eating lots of them, here are two easy recipes to re-cook them.

TURKEY PIE

Ingredients:

  • 1lb cooked, diced turkey
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 oz butter
  • 1tbsp sherry
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley or chives
  • 1  1/2 lb mashed potato beaten with 1 egg
  • 15 oz. can of condensed soup of your choice
  • 1/4lb sweetcorn
  • black pepper to taste

To cook:

Set oven to 160 degrees Celsius.Stir fry the onion in butter until transparent then stir in turkey, sweetcorn and herbs. Season with pepper.

Gradually stir in soup and sherry and continue stirring until heated. Place in an ovenproof dish, top with mashed potato and bake for 30-40 minutes.

Serve with a green vegetable and chutney.

Serves 4.


If you keep vegetables in your fridge, here is another one that will keep your belly warm this cold winter.

TURKEY BROOTH

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. cooked turkey, diced
  • 2 oz butter
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 1 finely cubed carrot
  • 1 stick celery, chopped
  • 4 oz runner beans, sliced
  • 1 oz flour
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 1/2pints game stock
  • 1/2 pint creamy milk
  • pinch of mixed herbs
  • salt and pepper
  • pinch of paprika to garnish

To cook:

Melt the butter in a pan and add all the vegetables except the peas and beans. Stir in the curry powder and cook for a few minutes.

Add the flour and gradually stir in the stock. Add the herbs and simmer gently for 40 minutes.Add the peas, turkey meat and beans and simmer for another 15 minutes. Add milk and parsley.

Serve hot into bowls and sprinkle paprika to garnish.

Serves 6.


In the Philippines we also have this “salad” recipe called Chicken Macaroni Salad. I will replace the chicken with Turkey  but i still  is not what you would expect.. learn why…

TURKEY MACARONI SALAD

Ingredients

  • shredded turkey meat
  • cooked & cold pasta – macaroni, penne, bow ot twirls are best. Cook enough for everyone.
  • 1 small jar Mayonnaise
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 1/2 jar sugar plum fruit, cut into small(er) pieces
  • 3 tbsp glazed cherries
  • 1 small can pineapple chunks, cut into small(er) pieces
  • 1 cup raisins
  • grated cheese

Preparation:

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl  and chill for a couple hours.

Serve as dessert.

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The above macaroni salad receipe is sweet and the quantities of the ingredients depends on you – nothing is fixed. You can even add slices of hardboiled eggs, sweet pickels, sweet corn. Bare minimum or as colourful as you like – basically whatever or however  you like it to be. My Italian friends, please forgive me for this.

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