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What to do with Christmas leftovers – my favourite recipes

Posted by Lucinda Beamish on

There is so much you can do with Christmas leftovers – so, don't let them go to waste! It's the perfect opportunity to try a new recipe, or two. You're bound to wow your crowd again. Follow these tips below and click through to a few recipes on our blog. Happy cooking!

#1. Leftover Christmas ham?

Store it properly and it’ll last for weeks! Take an old, clean pillowcase or tea towel and soak in a mixture of 4 cups cold water to 2 tbsp white vinegar. Wring out and wrap around your ham. Repeat every couple of days as the bag dries out.

#2. Turkey or chicken carcasses? 

Don’t throw out your turkey or chicken carcasses, stash them in a bag in the freezer to make a delicious homemade stock next time you’re craving ramen — because soup can be a summer food, too! See below and find the recipe here.

Leftover Turkey Ramen

#3. Salmon?

Make a simple omelette and top with capers and dill. Or, whip up some crostini and top with salmon, cream cheese and dill on leftover toasted and sliced bread. To make your crostini, and for more topping ideas, visit our blog post here.

#4. Leftover lamb?

Re-invent these into either mouthwatering Mediterranean Lamb Wraps or Middle Eastern Lamb Filo Pies

Middle Eastern Lamb Filo Hand Pies

Middle Eastern Lamb Filo Hand Pies

#5. Leftover potatoes? 

Whip up Patates Bravas for a delicious breakfast or lunch side. Simply, heat oil in a pan and fry chopped onion for about 5 mins until softened. Add a few cloves of crushed garlic, chopped tomatoes, tomato purée, sweet paprika, chilli powder, sugar and a pinch of salt, then bring to the boil, stirring occasionally. Lower to a simmer and cook for 10 mins until pulpy. You can omit the tomato and onion and just fry the potatoes up until crisp for a dry version. 

#6. Stale bread? 

There is so much you can do with stale bread! From Panzanella Salad, Pangritata and Crostini. They're worth it! Visit our blog post for all the recipes here.  

Crostini
Crostini

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