Monday, December 26, 2011

Leftover Ideas: Spicy Turkey Salad



What to do with your leftover Christmas turkey?

Here are some great ideas from Mark Bittman in the New York Times.

So far, I have tried the shepherd's pie and this great spicy turkey salad.
Since I made the leek apple bread puddings (stuffing muffins), I sliced them in half and piled the turkey salad on top (good use of 2 leftovers!).

Of course you can use leftover biscuits or holiday rolls if you didn't make the muffins.
(I have a holiday roll over the sides of my jeans, aka a "muffin top").



Mark Bittman's Spicy Turkey Salad (adapted from the New York Times)

Toss shredded turkey with chopped scallions, celery and cilantro. Fold in mayonnaise and pimentón (smoked Spanish paprika) and chili powder to taste. Garnish with cilantro.



Enjoy!

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7 comments:

Isabelle said...

I am making this today! Thank you! Now what to do with the xmas ham????

All Things Yummy said...

Looks yummy.

Joanne said...

We actually didn't have a huge hunk of meat at dinner yesterday (maybe I'm FINALLY rubbing off on my family?) so no leftovers, unfortunately. But using those little bread puddings as rolls is an awesome idea!

Elpiniki said...

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Dan said...

Always feeding your neighbors? Awesome neighborhood!

oui, Chef said...

We typically have fish on Christmas Eve and a beef roast on Christmas day, but I;ll be sure to keep these tips handy for next Thanksgiving. - S

Claudia said...

I need to buy a turkey so I can have leftovers. Hope you had a grand holiday and wishing you all good things in 2012.