Who's ready for the Christmas meat armageddon? From the hero turkey to countless bacon-wrapped pigs, everyone knows that Yuletide is carnivore central.
But, really, most families don't manage to see off an entire golden bird – no matter how noble their intentions.
Which is why you need a handful of brilliant recipes to use up all your leftovers. To lift them beyond the sandwich. To elevate them to new, culinary heights.
Here are some tasty ideas.
1. Leftover turkey nachos
We’re not denying that leftover turkey and roast potatoes are delicious eaten cold, perhaps with a dollop of mayonnaise and some crunchy pickles. But this genius nachos recipe could be the most delicious use of that meat ever.
Perfect as a snack in front of the last of the festive telly.
2. Turkey and sriracha teriyaki rice bowl
Sweet, sticky, fiery and great: this bowl of flavours is the perfectly zingy kick to get you out of your Boxing Day slump.
3. Turkey kofte with rice
Take a walk on the Middle Eastern side, with these cumin-spiked, herb-y meatballs. Still feeling like you've eaten enough to do you for the next five weeks? Just omit the rice and pile up a load of greens instead.
4. Turkey and courgette burgers with a lemon-y yoghurt
Hello, healthy. If you're in need of some lighter lunch post festivities, these ground turkey and courgette burgers come with a tangy citrus yoghurt, for a fresher taste.
5. Turkey tortilla stack
Oh hello, Mexico. Well, not exactly. But when you're rocking your spanking new Christmas pyjamas while creating a dent of your body in the sofa, these leftover turkey tortillas are as close as you're going to get.
6. Thai-style turkey with lemongrass and coconut
There's something soothing about coconut milk. All of that silky, mellow creaminess. Yum. Anyway, added to this dish of blitzed-up, fragrant, leftover turkey, it's a hug in a bowl.
7. Turkey taco lettuce wraps
Oh, hey, super virtuous. Chop your birds into this Mexican-spiced riot, secure in a lettuce leaf and feel all kinds of smug.
8. Turkey tikka masala with coriander and lime basmati
Authentic? Not exactly. But, sometimes, the gentle flavours of tikka masala are just what you fancy – not to mention an easy way to finish up any shredded turkey breast.
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