As you all know UAE is a very multicultural country with people of all background and cultures wide spread in every city, all sharing a common ground of respect and diversity. Christians from all over the world and all types of backgrounds celebrated Christmas yesterday and many who didn’t were not afraid to try out a good old turkey roast. Dubai prides itself with it’s open minded approach to celebrations and trying out new foods is a great example of that. One thing is for sure whether you are christian or Muslim, we can all agree that to waste is not good!
So for those of you who enjoyed a very filling roast turkey dinner yesterday, here is some ideas on how you can use up those left overs and still enjoy a new meal:
Moroccan-spiced turkey pie
Transform leftover turkey in this spiced filo pastry parcel, inspired by a Moroccan pastilla – a perfect main course for Boxing Day
Fruity turkey tagine
Freshen up Christmas leftovers of turkey, carrots and parsnips with ras el hanout in this sweet and spicy Moroccan stew
Cranberry, sprout & pecan pilaf
A different way to use leftover turkey. Add leftover gravy too to add extra rich, meaty flavour to this warming broth with noodles, dried shiitake and eggs.
Brie, apple & onion tart
Apples and cheese make perfect partners in this puff pastry tart, ideal for using up the remnants of a cheeseboard or leftover cranberry sauce – serve hot or cold for a Boxing Day buffet
Orange, fennel & wild rice salad
Use up leftover roasted veg from Christmas dinner, nuts and citrus fruits in this light, bright and fresh rice salad – perfect for a Boxing Day buffet
Roast potato, turkey, sausage & stuffing pie
This easy pie has all the best bits from Christmas dinner in one: turkey, stuffing, sausage and roasties. Bake until golden brown and tuck in!
Turkey bubble & squeak
This easy turkey recipe from Joe Wicks uses up leftover meat and veg from Christmas. It’s lean too, meaning you can get an early start on the New Year new you!
Christmas cake soufflés
Turn leftover fruitcake or Christmas pudding into these individual hot desserts, served with warm caramel sauce to pour into each pot
Jumbo turkey samosas
Use up leftover cooked potatoes and turkey in these spiced filo pastry parcels, then serve with tangy mango chutney
Turkey Ham & veg crumble
Original recipe contains pork, But this can easily be substituted by halal turkey ham or salami for Muslims
Ham and root vegetables are coated in a creamy mustard and crème fraîche sauce, then topped with savoury crumble in this winter bake
Ham & potato hash with baked beans & healthy ‘fried’ eggs
Original recipe contains pork, But this can easily be substituted by halal turkey ham or salami for Muslims. Makeover your fry-up with this low-fat, low-calorie ham hash brown and healthier ‘fried’ eggs – a great brunch or weeknight dinner.
Smoked salmon rice salad
Have some leftover smoked fish on your hands? Create this light and fresh Asian-style salad with a chilli and sesame dressing
Brussels sprout, bacon & Stilton pizzettas
Original recipe contains bacon, But this can easily be substituted by halal turkey bacon or salami for Muslims. Ciabatta bread mix is the perfect cheat to get quick homemade pizza dough – top with leftover Brussels sprouts, blue cheese and sage
So there you have it, a nice selection of recipes for your left overs this boxing day, don’t forget to post your feedback to us on our comments section 😉