12 Days of Christmas Tips-5th Day: Making the Most of Holiday Leftovers

Posted by on Dec 15, 2013 in Blog, Katherine Frelon's Tips | 0 comments

leftoversNo matter how carefully you plan your menu, you are always guaranteed an abundance of leftovers after the holidays. Without proper advance planning, these leftovers can end up going to waste. Take the time to try new recipes with the leftovers, and you won’t have to worry about wasting the leftovers.  With my delicious turkey brining recipe, you definitely won’t want to waste any!

Planning what you will do with the leftovers in advance means you will be able to make the most out of them and finish them off for good!

Might I suggest can serve up a massive Tandoori Tikka Marsala that everyone will truly enjoy. 

Tandoori Christmas Tikka Masala Recipe


For the pro who is interested, here’s the spice mix: 

  • 45g ground coriander
  • 45g ground cummin
  • 45g ground garlic powder
  • 45g paprika
  • 25g ground ginger
  • 25g ground mango powder
  • 25g ground mint
  • 25g beetroot powder
  • 20g chilli powder
  • 10g anatto powder (yellow food colouring)
  • grind, mix and make into a large bowl of paste with the following ingredients:
  • 1kg yoghurt, 3 tbsp oil, 3 onions-pureed, 6 cloves garlic-pureed, a large bunch of fresh coriander-chopped

For those who just want to have an easy lie – a good quality Tandoori Tikka Masala paste with,1kg yoghurt, 3 onions-pureed, 6 cloves garlic-pureed, a large bunch of fresh coriander-chopped

Chop the turkey up into large chunks, stir through the spiced paste and leave to marinade for several hours.

Other ingredients:

  • 6 Mixed fresh peppers, roughly chopped
  • 3 onions, roughly chopped
  • 2 courgettes, roughly chopped
  • 1 aubergine roughly chopped
  • (some nan bread to mop up the juices)

In a large pan, heat up a knob of butter and a splash of oil, pan fry on a very high heat the veggies. Take out and set aside. Add another splash of oil and pan fry the turkey quickly in batches, your fingers will be a mess, but don’t worry about that! Once all the turkey is pan fried put all the ingredients into a large oven proof dish and pour over the remaining spiced paste. Cook in the oven for 30mins until piping hot. Serve with pilau rice, nan bread and mango chutney.

All that is left to do is try my lovely mulled wine recipe and enjoy!



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