Thursday, December 03, 2009

What To Do With Leftover Turkey

Is has been a week since Thanksgiving. Each year after our meal I will stand in the kitchen staring at the piles of leftover turkey and wondering what am I going to do with it. Mmmm turkey pot pie, turkey sandwich, turkey pizza, turkey dumplings etc.. Well, here are some of the meals I prepared from the leftovers this year. I think I am tired of the taste of turkey and no more turkey for me until the next thanksgiving. Now you know why we eat turkey only once a year ;)

Turkey Pasties (recipe coming up soon)

Stuffing Meatballs - for this appetizer I used the leftover sausage stuffing. I used 2 cups of stuffing, one egg and mix everything together. Shape it into small balls and fried until golden brown. Voila!! Served with some leftover cranberry sauce.

Turkey Curry Puffs - for this I used the ready made empanadas wrappers. As for the filling you can refer to the recipe here

Turkey Rice Porridge - I cook this porridge using the turkey drumstick. I used 1/2 cup of rice, 1/2 cup of glutinous rice, 2 carrots, 1/2 cup of peanuts, one small onions. Put it in the slower cooker with few cups of water (depend on how thick you want the porridge to be) and let it cook for a few hours. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle some sesame oil before serving.

28 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

Wow! Now I wish I had some leftover! They al look delicious, but I like first turkey pastries the most!

Sonia said...

even with just leftover turkey, you could prepare so many delicious dish/pastries, I'm sure will wait for your recipe, and I could replace with other type of leftover meat since I dont have leftover turkey, hehehe..

Dodol & Mochi said...

Yea, I know ... While I was in America, there were always these post-Thanksgiving leftover issues hahaha ...!

Good idea! Never thought of cooking rice porridge with turkey ... We do use salt-baked chicken in porridge though ... Thanks for sharing!

Pei-Lin

Anncoo said...

WOW! I want to try the first three - looks so yummy. Awaiting your recipe. As for the porridge, I usually use the turkey bone with onion and celery to make stock first.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Bravo! And all look scrumptious!

A Full-Timed Housefly said...

Wow I love your turkey balls and the congee , you are so creative !

mycookinghut said...

wowww... great ideas! I really want to try the Turkey pasties.... !!

RAY NYC said...

Im having a turkey hangover just by looking at your turkey pics. :)

Elin said...

Gert, what can I say but one word " lau nua " :) delicious mmmm those turkey balls * wink and the porridge...I guess that must be lovely :)) turkey cost 90 to 100 Ringgit each over here!

Cat Cat said...

All look so yummy Gert... Gotta try the turkey porridge.

Little Inbox said...

You made the leftovers become delicious stuffs, cool...

sayantani said...

Such creative use of the leftovers. love the pastries and the puffs. awaiting the recipes.

Zue Murphy said...

Great idea on the turkey porridge. I would try that if I have left over turkey.

TrucVy said...

Wow. What a great idea for left over Turkey. Unfortunately, we do not have anything left over. However, when we have chicken left over we usually make porridge or chicken soup out of it. Thank you for sharing. I made some chicken soup today myself.

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

Great ideas! The porridge looks so delicious!

Beachlover's Kitchen said...

what agreat meal you make with all the leftover turkey! anyway,today I just make a turkey pie too:)

tigerfish said...

I did not have turkey during Thanksgiving. I'm ready to attack all your turkey dishes ;)

Jo said...

Great ideas with left over turkey. I've had turkey porridge before and it was so delicious (and sweet). Yum.

pigpigscorner said...

I love cooking with leftovers. Great ideas!

Gloria Kelley said...

LOL, looks like most people really don't know about pasties. Having been born and raised in Michigan this was a staple at our house and is still one of my favorite foods. I make them with beef but never thought of making them with leftover turkey. I still have some in the fridge and might give them whirl later today. Thanks for the heads up.

I'm interested in seeing your recipe for the pasties. I always add rutabaga, do you?

ICook4Fun said...

Angie, thank you. You can make all this with leftover roast chicken too :)

Sonia, yes you can replace it with any type of leftover meat and it will taste as good.

Pei-Lin, the turkey legs and wings are great for porridge.

Anncoo, I made some stock too with the turkey carcass :)

LCOM, thank you.

Full-timed Housefly, thank you.

Leemei, I will post the recipe later :)

Ray, I am having hangover too after eating turkey for a week. No more turkey for me until next year :)

ICook4Fun said...

Elin, this is the first time I make the stuffing balls and it taste great. Over here a 10 pound turkey cost around $12.00. Really cheap :)

Cat, yes do try making the porridge with the drumstick or wings.

Little inbox, thank you.

Sayantani, will post it soon.

Zue, yes do try it out.

TrucVy, yes you can always make the porridge with leftover chicken.

YD, thank you.

Lesley, I still have one turkey leg left. Have to see what I can do with it :)

Tigerfish, come over and we can have some together :)

Jo, yes the turkey porridge taste really delicious.

Pigpig, thank you.

Gloria, thanks for stopping by and your comment. I made it with turkey since I have some leftover. I just used potatoes in it. I have to try it out with rutabaga the next time :)

zurin said...

That is a whole new meal! what lovely turkey puffs and the porridge looks so good that I want to have some.

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

My goodness, are you creative or what??? Three totally different but yummilicious dishes! And all from leftovers. Brava!

3 hungry tummies said...

Such good use of leftover! Especially like the curry puff!

Gertrude said...

Zurin, thank you.

Ju, thank you :)

3 hungry tummies, yes. Enough of turkey until next year :)

Anonymous said...

Great site, and fantastic recipes. I constantly visit just to see what new ones you've put up. I found that putting your filling from your stuffed shells recipe into the wrappers make for incredible calzones as well!

Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.