Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without the turkey. This year that turkey can be just a little bit more special because Tesco have pledged to donate £1 for every fresh turkey sold, either instore or online, to help people in need. Money raised through the purchasing of turkeys at Tesco will be shared between Tesco’s food charity partners FareShare and The Trussell Trust to help people in need over the festive period.
The initiative builds on the continued support offered by the retailer to local communities through its annual Food Collection, and its food surplus redistribution scheme, Community Food Connection. Last year, Tesco became the first retailer to pledge that no food that is safe for human consumption will go to waste from its UK operations, and since 2012, Tesco customers and colleagues have donated the equivalent of over 60 million meals to people in need.
You can get your hands on a Tesco Christmas Turkey here.
One thing we’re all left with at Christmas is loads of leftover turkey, we don’t want you to waste that turkey so we’ve got five of the most delicious leftover turkey recipes for you to try out.
Turkey Noodle Salad
This one is our favourite – after the richness of Christmas dinner and all the pudding, we like to lighten up just a little bit on Boxing Day and throw together an awesome turkey noodle salad – absolutely bursting with flavour, crunch and zesty freshness, our turkey noodles are easy to make and taste amazing coated with that delicious spicy satay dressing – Get the turkey noodle recipe here.
Turkey, Chestnut and Cranberry Pie
Use those leftovers to create an amazing turkey, chestnut and cranberry pie, this pie is just Christmas wrapped in pastry, packed with flavour and perfect for munching on Boxing Day. Get the Turkey, Chestnut and Cranberry Pie recipe here.
Leftover Turkey Biryani
Use some of your leftover turkey to cook up a deliciously easy turkey biryani – fragrant rice, spiced turkey, a scattering of flaked almonds and fresh herbs. Serve with freshly made mango chutney and popadoms for a really easy Boxing Day dinner. Get the Leftover Turkey Biryani recipe here.
Leftover Spicy Turkey Salad
Shred up the leftover turkey and throw together a huge fresh and spicy salad, dressed with a zingy sweet dressing, it’s tasty and light. Perfect for using up the turkey leftovers. Want to make more of it? Stuff the salad into crusty rolls or soft tortilla wraps. Get the Spicy Leftover Turkey Salad recipe here.
Leftover Turkey Curry
If you like Boxing Day to involve a leftover turkey curry then try out this delicious leftover turkey curry recipe from BBC Food, it’s a mild curry so it’s great if you’ve got children to feed. The recipe is easily doubled or you’re short on leftover turkey just add in more vegetables to stretch the recipe further. Get the Leftover Turkey Curry recipe here.
Please remember that cooked turkey can only be reheated once and must be heated thoroughly so that it is piping hot throughout. For top tips on protecting you and your family when preparing raw meat and poultry, visit Food Safety in the Home
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