Waste Free Christmas
Once the hustle and bustle of Christmas Day is over, what can you do with the tonne of turkey and mountain of veg you still have left?
With the worry of waste being the hot topic at the moment, make the best out of your leftovers and improve your margins at the same time.
What to do
• Add dishes as a daily special.
• Offer them during out of normal eating hours.
• Include them in a 2FOR1 offer.
What to serve
From sandwiches to soups, curries to casseroles you could serve anything! Have a selection of traditional and quirky offerings to appeal to all tastes.
• Spicy turkey noodles
• Fruity turkey tagine
• Turkey, mash & sprout croquettes
• Creamy turkey risotto
• Curried parsnip soup
• Potato skins with brie & truffle
• Brussel sprouts, bacon & stilton pizza
• Finely sliced gammon, Coleman’s mustard, baron bigod cheese and baby gem.
• Beef with horseradish or honey mayonnaise.
• Pork makes a wonderful hog roast with stuffing, gravy and apple purée.
Source: Jacob Garwood, head chef and owner, The Barsham Arms, East Barsham
Cooked turkey is fine to be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to four days. Remember to date the container. When reheating turkey meat for hot dishes, always ensure the meat is piping hot throughout. If reheating the turkey meat on its own, a safe way to do this is to lay the slices of cooked cold turkey in an oven proof dish and cover with gravy. Then cover the whole dish with a lid or foil and place in a hot oven, making sure the turkey is over 82°C before serving. Alternatively, reheat in a microwave, using manufacturer’s instructions. Cooked turkey should only
be reheated once.