Christmas left over recipes!

I know Christmas is next weekend but I thought I’d be organised and write down some ideas on what to do with your Christmas left overs, if you have any!!


Chicken, Bacon & Mushroom Pie


400g Cooked Turkey, Chicken or Cockerel cut into chunks

1 onion, chopped

100g cup mushrooms

200g smoked bacon

1 leek, chopped

Bunch of Tarragon, chopped

Block of puff pastry

small pot of cream



Fry onions until soft. Add mushrooms and bacon and fry for a few minutes. Add the chicken and leek, then mix in cream and season. Finally, add the tarragon. Leave to simmer while you prepare the pastry. Put a thin layer of pastry in the bottom and up the sides of the pie dish. Spoon in the pie mix and spread evenly and cover with a circle of pastry. Bake for 30-35 min or until pastry is puffed and golden in oven preheated to 180C fan/200C no fan.

Serve on it’s own or with salad.



Turkey Curry (serves 4)

1-2 onion, finely chopped

600-800g Turkey (depending on apetite)

2-3 garlic cloves, pressed

1 green chilli, chopped (optional)

2 tsp turmeric

2 ground corriander

2 tsp cumin

2 tsp chilli powder

1-2 tsp salt

2 tsp garam masala

4 tsp tomato pure


fresh corriander, chopped


Fry onion, garlic and chilli for 1-2 min. Mix in turkey and after a couple of minutes add salt, turmeric, cumin, corriander and chilli powder and stir well. Add tomato pure and garam masala. Add the cream and simmer for a few minutes. Finally, add the fresh corriander and serve with your choice of rice and naan bread.

Hint! Of course you can use chicken or cockerel for this as well.