Who said leftovers are boring? Well whoever it was obviously didn’t have a lot of inventive thought in the culinary department.
Using up some of our turkey and ham leftovers from Christmas I followed Nigella Lawson’s recipe for Turkey & Ham Pie (which can be found in Feast: Food That Celebrates Life), it has got to be the ultimate turkey pie recipe.
The pie was much richer than expected, Nigella states the standard recipe would feed six children, more like six adults in my household, it was very very filling but the leftovers – albeit second time round made an excellent lunch the following day with hot crusty bread.
I cheated and decided not to make my pastry from scratch as we had a lot of frozen puff pastry sheets in the freezer. The brand I chose was the organic Dorset puff pastry. However, I did make my own turkey stock, I felt very efficient making such good use of what is essentially a very extravagant buy when all is said and done.