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Hopefully the holidays have found you well rested and rejuvenated as most of us return to work, uni or school in the coming days. 2015 was an eventful year, a lot has happened but thankfully 2016 has finally arrived and I am expecting some great things…

Did you have turkey for Christmas? Because, I certainly did. For me, along with the Christmas crackers and decorations it’s become a sort-of family tradition. Christmas round my house provides you with the opportunity to develop skills you’d never thought. One being the ability to pace yourself in order to have enough room to try every delicious dish and leave room for dessert. Another, would be to develop rapid reflexes when you’re trying to get the last bit of cranberry sauce that’s left. LOL

However, a few days ago I stumbled across a Christmas-themed programme about what families eat for the festive season. And what surprised me was the fact that this particular family threw out the rest of their turkey on Boxing day because they had not the faintest idea what to do with it.

Now, if you would of seen my face, I was absolutely flabbergasted. When you live in a household like mines, waste is often frowned upon unless necessary. So I thought if they are unsure, then there must definitely be others out there in the same predicament.

This is more so a retrospective look at what to do with the leftover turkey in your fridge. So since most people leave turkey for Christmas (or Thanksgiving) I’ve probably uploaded this post a few days late (or just under a year early lol). Anyways it’s such a great recipe so it might just get you to eat turkey a little more often. But if not, print a copy and keep it safe for when the time comes!

NB: I know quite a few family members and friends who absolutely loath turkey and so I’m sure there are plenty of readers, who feel the same. Hopefully the recipe below will please both the lovers and haters alike!!!

 

What you’ll need:

500g leftover turkey, small pieces

250g chorizo, sliced

2 tbsp sunflower oil

1 Scotch bonnet pepper/chilli, sliced

1 onion, diced

1 red sweet pepper, diced

2 spring onions, sliced

5 sprigs of fresh coriander, chopped

5 sprigs of fresh thyme, chopped

3 garlic cloves, diced

2 tbsp honey

1 tin of chopped tomatoes

1 tin of chickpeas

2 tbsp red wine vinegar

400ml chicken stock

1 tsp tomato purée

1 tsp ground black pepper

Salt, to taste

Instructions

Heat a deep pot on the hob and then add the oil.

Add the chorizo, spring onions, onions, garlic, scotch bonnet pepper/chilli, sweet pepper and fry at a medium heat until golden and slightly softened.

Add the tomato purée, herbs, honey, red wine vinegar, stock, tinned tomatoes, chickpeas, black pepper and salt to taste.

Stir and bring to a boil, replace the lid and then bring down to a simmer for about 15-20 minutes. Make sure that the turkey is thoroughly heated.

(If you want to thicken it you may add a couple tablespoons of cornflour mixed with cold water).

Delish!

Serve with rice or good ol’mash 🙂

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