Favourite Christmas Leftover Recipes

December 27, 2011 at 10:06 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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If your Christmas is anything like mine you‘ll have plenty of leftovers after the big day. A couple of weeks ago I watched SuperScrimpers: Waste not Want not and was astonished to hear how much food gets thrown away during Christmas time.

Instead of tossing leftovers in the bin I try to make other flavoursome dishes with the remains. This year I’ll be doing some of my favourites but also trying a couple of new recipes which I’ve recently discovered.


Turkey Curry

Top Tip: After Christmas dinner put any left over into suitable containers. Try and store individual ingredients separately. Freeze anything which you don’t plan on using in the next couple of days.

Turkey Curry- Curry is a favourite of mine and is a great dish to make if you’ve got company. I like to serve up a curry with rice and naan breads so that everyone can help themselves. Anjum Annand’s Turkey Nagg (mild but flavoursome) is not only deliciously but incredibly easy to make.

Turkey Tetrazzini- Growing up I always remember my mum making Turkey Tetrazzini with leftover turkey from the Christmas dinner. We always used noodles but this recipe can be made with pasta too. The basis of the recipe is very much like pasta bake making it perfect comfort food for the festive period.

Bubble and squeak cakes

Modern Bubble and Squeak

Bubble & Squeak- This can’t be far behind turkey & stuffing sandwiches when it comes to leftover classics. But remember that Bubble & Squeak doesn’t have to be boring. Use any sorts of greens including those leftover sprouts and add spice for an extra kick. BBC Good Food’s recipe is a real winner.

Something a little different…

Coronation Turkey On SuperScrimpers: Waste not Want not the Scrimpers made a host of delicious recipes with leftover turkey. I particularly liked the look of Coronation Turkey which was full of spice and dried fruits- all things which are tucked away in the cupboard. I’ll be serving this over Christmas and New Year with warm ciabatta bread. Yum.


Coronation Turkey

Turkey Chowder- On Jamie’s Christmas special he made a Turkey Chowder using leftover meat, veg and gravy. The dish looked sensational on screen, beautiful served with a dash of cream and crackers. I’m definitely planning on creating this chowder sometime soon. Fingers crossed mine will be as tasty as Jamie’s.

I hope you’re enjoying the festivities and do let me know what your favourite leftover recipes are.

Jamie’s Christmas with Bells On

December 21, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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A real foodie at heart I adore cooking programmes especially around Christmas time. Last night I was treated to the delightful Jamie Oliver, whose latest series is a Christmas special cheekily titled ‘Jamie’s Christmas with Bells On’.

Jamie's Christmas with bells on helpers

Although I’m sure many of you already have your Christmas lunch set, the show had some wonderful new ideas along with old favourites which are guaranteed to go down a treat. Perfect if you’re looking for something a little different to liven up Sunday’s feast.

Jamie’s seafood platter looked divine, a brilliant alternative to the classic prawn cocktail, and a dish which I am definitely planning on making in the New Year. However, the Turkey Chowder featured on last night’s show looked amazing and was possibly my favourite (if only we had smelly-vision). Brilliantly easy to make this could well be the perfect recipe for Boxing Day lunch.


Jamie is his usual chirpy self and is joined by a host of great little helpers making the show a bundle of festive fun. If you missed it get inspired to make all of Jamie’s recipes including party favourites, which everyone will enjoy by checking out the recipes online now or watching Jamie’s Christmas with Bells On via 4OD.

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