Whether it be the stuffing or the mountain of vegetables piled high on top of your plate, one of the biggest joys of Christmas is the food that we devour.
For some families, they choose to go all out, stocking every available space of their fridge with food that they know deep in their hearts they never manage to eat before the expiry date.
Other families may just choose to do Christmas on a budget, no splurging and no wasting of unnecessary food. For those families watching the pounds during one of the most expensive holidays of the year, creating a thrifty dish from the leftovers of the Christmas dinner is something of a ritual.
Whether it be reusing the vegetables to accompany another meat dish, or turning the leftover vegetables into a delicious bubble and squeak, the leftovers on Boxing Day is one of our favourite moments during the whole of the Christmas holiday.
For those with leftover turkey needing to be used, cook up a delicious, spiced curry or opt for a turkey casserole in your favourite Chasseur pan.
One of our favourite Boxing day dinners is to turn the turkey into a new and exciting dish full of flavours and aromas, a delicious turkey and peanut stir-fry meal.
Why opt for a boring and bland leftover dinner, instead turning it into something new that the whole family are going to love.
Get wokking this Boxing Day, with this incredibly easy dish, that takes only 30 minutes to create.
Prepare time: 20 minutes. Cooking time: 10 minutes. Serves: 2
2 nests of dried egg noodles
15ml of groundnut oil
1 chopped garlic clove
1 chopped red chilli
3cm of chopped root ginger
150g of leftover shredded turkey
1 sliced red pepper
100g of sugar snap peas
3 tablespoons of crunchy peanut butter
45ml of soy sauce
3 spring onions, finely sliced
1 lime cut into wedges
1 small bunch of coriander leaves, finely chopped
Start by cooking the noodles in a medium saucepan over a medium heat.
In a wok, heat the oil, adding the garlic, ginger and chilli before leaving to stir-fry for 2 minutes.
Continue by adding the red pepper, sugar, sugar snap peas and turkey before leaving to stir-fry for another 5 minutes.
Add to the wok the soy sauce and the peanut butter and thoroughly stir into the ingredients, it will take a few minutes for the sauce to be completely mixed.
Once the noodles have cooked, drain them and add the noodles to the wok while stirring. One you have stirred the noodles into the mixture, add the spring onions, and squeeze 1 lime wedge over the dish.
To finish, serve the dish with the coriander and remaining lime wedges.
Here you have it, a delicious and tasty Asian styled dish using the leftovers from the Christmas dinner to create an exciting Boxing Day meal.
The festive season may be full with traditions but one thing about Christmas that should be remembered this year, is to make memories and experiment, trying something new for a memorable Christmas 2017.
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