November 22, 2007

FROM THE ARCHIVES: JUST NUKE ANOTHER PLATEFUL OF DINNER:

Leftovers: Turkey in other guises still gets top billing (HSIAO-CHING CHOU, 11/22/06, SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER)

The postprandial turkey sandwich is a veteran of the meat lover's Thanksgiving tradition. But what else can you do with leftovers from the big meal?

Basically, any dish that could contain chicken is a good bet for turkey. Some obvious candidates include turkey noodle soup, turkey Caesar salad, turkey salad sandwich, turkey tacos or enchiladas, turkey fried rice, turkey and pasta. [...]


TURKEY SHEPHERD'S PIE

SERVES 4

# 2 medium leeks (white and pale green parts only), cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
# 2 tablespoons olive oil
# 2 cups chopped cooked turkey
# Salt and pepper to taste
# 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
# 2 teaspoons chopped thyme
# 2 medium carrots, cut into 1/3-inch thick slices and parboiled
# 1 cup chicken broth
# Mashed potatoes

Soak leek slices to clean. Drain well. Heat oil over medium heat in a pot or deep skillet. Add leeks and saute 2-3 minutes. Add turkey, salt and pepper, garlic, thyme, carrots and broth. Simmer for 5 minutes.

Turn on the broiler.

Put the filling in a baking dish. Cover with mashed potatoes. Broil about 3 inches from the heat until top is golden, about 3 minutes.

From Seattle P-I


(originally posted: 11/22/06)

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 22, 2007 12:00 AM
Comments

You could cook the mix down thicker and scoop into a pre-baked pastry shell, top with the potatoes and broil till golden.

Posted by: Tom Wall at November 22, 2006 5:46 PM
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