I've been trying to think of creative ways to use my leftover turkey this year and this recipe turned out to be a winner. If you've had enough turkey and stuffing sandwiches, this is something that's delicious and a little different. I'm not sure what "enough" would entail - 3-4 dozen?
Don't let curry scare you. Even if you aren't a huge curry fan, I would still give this a try. Balanced with the savory flavor from the soy sauce, the tartness of the cranberries, and the creaminess of the mayo, the curry doesn't punch your taste buds in the face. It's more of a firm handshake, or an enthusiastic high five. Try it. You'll know what I mean.
Curry is such an interesting spice - made from several different spices, curry has this savory, smokey, sweet flavor that gives basic (and sometimes boring) recipes a little twist. Curry powders made with turmeric (most are) also have this beautiful golden yellow color.
I make this recipe often, but with chicken. Also, instead of left over homemade cranberry sauce like we're using today, I'll throw in either mango chutney or dried cherries/dried cranberries. I just loved the idea of using something else I had left over, so this worked out just beautifully.
Left Over Turkey Breast
Left Over Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Add only half of the mayonnaise to the turkey. Mash with a fork until turkey is nice and creamy.
Ever have chicken salad and all of the mayonnaise is just coating big chunks of dry chicken and it falls out of the bottom of your sandwich? I hate that. This will prevent such a crime from happening.
This is exactly how it should look. You want to SEE your ingredients. You eat with your eyes first, don't forget.
I'm really curious to hear what you guys think of this recipe. Try it out and let me know what you think. Keep cooking and stay hungry!
Curry Turkey Salad
3 Cups Shredded Turkey Breast
1/2 Cup of Mayonnaise
1 1/2 Tbs of Low Sodium Soy Sauce
1 Tsp of Curry Powder
2 Tbs of Finely Chopped Red Onion
3 Tbs of Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Finely shred turkey breast. Add half of mayonnaise and stir with a fork so turkey becomes nice and creamy. Add curry powder and soy sauce to remaining mayonnaise. Whisk together and add the dressing with a fork to the turkey mixture. Add onions, mix. Fold in cranberry sauce at the end and gently stir so shape and color of the cranberry sauce keeps its integrity. Serve on regular or toasted white bread and enjoy!
I just made this Jaisa and it was AWESOME. Thank you for an alternative to the stuffing/mashed potato/turkey sandwich.ReplyDelete