I hope you are having a joyful time and enjoying the company of your nearest and dearest at a full of Christmas favourites table.
Very Merry Christmas to you all!
Oh, there is nothing like Christmas inspired food, full of tradition and memories! And there are always loads of leftover food. Don’t let it go to waste!
If tomorrow and over the weekend you happen to have some turkey left over I have a brilliant idea for a simple, but really delicious Coronation Turkey Sandwich for you. It is a spin on the 1953 recipe by Constance Spry and Rosemary Hume created for the banquet of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
With a little help of curry powder, mayonnaise and a few water soaked cranberries, or a cranberry sauce, you can reinvent your turkey leftover meat and make it super special again.
Mixing the mayonnaise (plain, soft, cream cheese is a good alternative) with sweet cranberries (or raisins) and a teaspoon or two of mild curry powder produces a great fusion of sweet & savoury flavours, which in my opinion is absolutely irresistible.
Instead of having the Coronation Turkey Sandwich you can also put that simple filler into a wrap. It works beautifully with chicken and pork too.
For more inspirations have a look at my Christmas Leftover Recipes Board on Pinterest.
The best things in life are really simple – just like this Coronation Turkey Sandwich
- 3 tbsp diced or sliced cooked turkey meat
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise or soft, plain cream cheese
- 2 tsp mild to medium curry powder
- 2 tbsp dried cranberries (or raisins), soaked in 1 cup of boiling water for 30 min
- 2 slices of buttered bread of your choice
- Few green leaves like romaine salad, spinach or arugula to dress the sandwich
- Drain water from cranberries and tap them dry with a paper towel.
- In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, cranberries, curry powder until well combined and then add turkey meat.
- Prepare your bread (toast if you like it this way), dress with salad and fill the sandwich with the coronation turkey sandwich filler you just made.
- Enjoy every bite!