Xmas leftovers - extreme variations resemble weaponry.

Sam Wormleighton By Sam Wormleighton, 29th Dec 2009 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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I have no idea why turkey curry has become a byword for the nightmare of Christmas leftovers. Turkey curry is quick, easy and delicious. Add some brussels sprouts and you've taken the game to a new level.

Why the long face? Curry is the food of gods!

When great minds relax they almost invariably do so with a bowl full of steaming curry by their side. We have little memory of the lost wisdom of the ages, a shadow of an instinct bubbling up from our brain stems, but what we do know is that curry is good and having it for lunch is better.

But for some unfathomable reason the crazies amongst us have managed to get it written into common-sense that turkey curry is a lowly dish deserving of ridicule. "Oh no, not 'orrible turkey curry again!" we hear them cry. So foolish.

Keep it simple, put it in a pan.

Cooking this delightful dish is very simple indeed. You'll need the following:

  • Turkey bits
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Carrots
  • Bacon
  • Roast potatoes
  • Curry sauce

If it happens to be the period between Christmas and New year then you'll have the first 5 items in you fridge already. The curry sauce can be a basic store-cupboard jar or anything better. It depends how much effort you want to put in, being a semi-lazy type I've gone for a spoonful of paste from a jar of concentrate and brewed it up with some natural yogurt and healthy lashings of double cream. Yummy.

Heat it up, don't let it boil/separate, and serve over rice. A lunch this good will have you wikinutting the afternoon away for sure.

A word about brussels sprouts.

Sprouts are great. They're like tiny little bite sized cabbages with twice the personality. In the second half of December I like to include them in every meal. They're expremely good when sliced on a sandwich.... but they're truely superb in a curry. The trick is to boil them for less time than you'd expect to. An overcooked sprout is a mess of Sinigrin, whereas one with some crunch is a pleasure.


Bacon, Carrots, Curry, Sprouts, Turkey

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author avatar El Sprouto
26th Feb 2010 (#)

Great idea, always curry the sprouts :)

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author avatar El Sprouto
26th Feb 2010 (#)

Oh, and don't forget that you can wrap all this in a nan for a sprout curry kebab. Wowzers.

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