All this will be consumed over the next week or so, but I did want to make a post about one way to use up any leftover turkey that you have. I decided to first make turkey stock with the bones and some vegetables, I got about 8 cups worth of broth which I will be using over the coming months as it freezes nicely. Turkey stock makes a great base in any recipe that calls for stock as it is a mild yet soothing taste. As for the turkey meat itself I have been enjoying that with leftovers for the last 3 days and still have plenty meat leftover.
I decided that I didn’t want just another turkey meal as I have been doing for dinners so far and decided to spice things up and cook a wonderful turkey curry. Turkey is not often a meat you find in curries, but it is popular in Britain as an alternative meat in curries and is great around Christmas time! I decided to make a fairly easy curry chock full of vegetables and turkey.
- Around 400g cooked and roughly chopped turkey, skin removed
- 1 Tbsp grapes oil (or olive oil)
- 1 Large onion, chopped
- 2-3 Cloves garlic, minced
- 2-3 Carrots, roughly chopped
- ½ Cauliflower, chopped
- Other vegetables you prefer, chopped ( I used leftover turnips and parsnips)
- 1 Cup turkey stock ( or any other stock you prefer)
- 1 Can light coconut milk
- 2 Tbsp tomato paste
- ¼ Cup crushed tomatoes
- 1½ Tbsp ground turmeric
- ½ Tbsp ground cumin
- ½ Tsp chilli powder
- 1 Tsp coriander seeds
- 1 Tsp paprika
- 1 Tsp cardamon (optional)
- ¼ Tbsp garam masala (optional)
- Salt and pepper
- Parsley, minced plus some whole leaves for garnish
- Add oil to large heavy bottom pot and heat on medium. Add in onions and garlic and cook for 3-5 minutes.
- Add spices and mix to blend. Add and cook vegetables until tender and just cooked through. Keep an eye on it to make sure spices do not burn.
- Add the stock and salt and pepper to taste.
- Bring to a boil on high heat then turn back down to medium heat.
- Add turkey and coconut milk and bring heat down to simmer. Let cook for 15-20 minutes. ( If cooking rice then cook for the same length of time that rice takes to cook)
- Add in chopped parsley just before serving. Serve with your choice of side such as rice, quinoa potatoes or naan. Add fresh parsley leaves on top.
Note: If you do not have all the above spices or want to make it easier you can just use curry powder instead.