Nigel Slater's leftover turkey recipe

kitchen diariesTo celebrate the release of Nigel Slater's Kitchen Diaries II and to coincide with Nigel joining us for a festive webchat, Fourth Estate has kindly allowed us to reproduce some recipes for Christmas leftovers from his new book.


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    A way with leftover turkey

    leftover roast turkey: 4-6 good handfuls
    garlic: 3 cloves
    honey: 2 tablespoons
    soy sauce: 2 tablespoons
    chilli sauce: a tablespoon
    tomato ketchup: a tablespoon
    grain mustard: a tablespoon
    turkey stock: a cup
    For the salad:
    oranges: 2
    a grapefruit
    watercress: 4 handfuls

    Set the oven at 200°C/Gas 6. Strip the turkey meat from the bones and tear it into large, irregular pieces. Peel and crush the garlic and put it in a mixing bowl. Stir in the honey, soy, chilli sauce, ketchup, mustard and turkey stock. No salt, but a little black pepper, then add the turkey meat. Toss gently and tip into a baking dish. Bake for twenty minutes, till glistening, keeping an eye on it so it doesn’t burn. Meanwhile, make the salad. Peel the oranges and grapefruit with a sharp knife, then slice thinly. Toss with the watercress. Pile the hot turkey on the fruit and watercress and serve. Enough for 4.



    Extracted from Kitchen Diaries II, published by Fourth Estate at £25. Copyright © Nigel Slater, 2012. 

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