Sunday, November 15, 2009

Leftover Turkey Ideas

I know, early to be thinking this way, but you have to plan what you'll need that is extra from the Thanksgiving dinner, so you can get it all at once. These recipes are great because they make use of several Thanksgiving dinner ingredients.

Turkey Cranberry Sandwich on Cranberry Foccacia
This is something that DH serves in the Deli
I am working on finding a place that would sell Cranberry Foccacia b/c his vendor does not sell to the public. A soft yeast roll or yummy white bread would work well also, I think.

Cranberry foccacia or rolls or bread
Whole berry cranberry sauce
Cream cheese
Green leaf lettuce
Sliced turkey

Slice roll or foccacia in half
Spread cream cheese on top half, then a thin layer of mayo
On bottom half spread whole berry cranberry sauce on the bread, thin turkey slices on top of that, and a leaf of green leaf lettuce on top of that.
Put together and enjoy. If using a foccacia round or square, cut into pie wedges or squares

Turkey Cottage Pie
From Sara Moulton

1 cup finely chopped celery
1 cup finely chopped carrot
1 cup finely chopped onion
2 teaspoons minced garlic
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons flour
1 cup turkey gravy
1 cup chicken stock or broth
1 1/2 cups bite-sized cooked turkey pieces
1/2 cup cooked peas
1/2 cup cooked carrots
1/2 cup cooked pearl onions
salt and pepper
2 cups turkey stuffing
Melted unsalted butter, as needed

In a saucepan sweat the celery, carrot, onion and garlic in the butter, covered with a buttered round of waxed paper and the lid (or pretend you didn't hear that waxed paper instruction and don't do it), over moderately low heat for 5 minutes. Add the flour and cook the mixture over moderate heat, stirring, for 3 minutes. Add the gravy, stock or broth and cook over moderate heat, stirring, for 5 minutes. Add the turkey, peas, carrots, pearl onions, salt and pepper to taste, and bring the mixture to a simmer. Trasfer the mixture to a flameproof 1 1/2-quart baking dish, and with a spatual spread the stuffing over it. Drizzle the stuffing with some melted butter. Bake the pie in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 30 minutes, or until bubbling, and put it under a preheated broiler until the top is golden brown.

Turkey Quesadillas
I saw this on one of Sandra Lee's shows

Flour tortilla
diced turkey
leftover stuffing
shredded cheddar

In a dry skillet, place a flour tortilla, layer some cheese, some turkey, some stuffing, more cheese and top with a flour tortilla. Cook until hot being careful not to burn. Cut into wedges.

Post your favorite ideas or recipes for leftover turkey in the comments section.

Turkey Enchilada Casserole or Turkey Enchiladas
see Chicken Enchilada Casserole or Chicken Enchiladas under the recipe section
Switch out turkey for chicken. Should work out fine to do so.

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