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14 December 2016

Turkey Pastilla

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🎄USING YOUR CHRISTMAS TURKEY LEFTOVERS
Pastilla, pronounced 'bast-eeya', is a Moroccan dish which is very much like a pie with an interesting filling of sweetly spiced meat, almond, eggs and herbs encased in crispy filo pastry and dusted with icing sugar. Sounds weird? Actually it is rather good and would make an ideal Boxing Day meal using leftover Christmas turkey.

The combination of fragrant spices including cinnamon and sugar is surprisingly agreeable and don't be put off by the scrambled egg either as it turns out less eggy than you'd expect. The texture is soft and moist and carries the flavours really well.

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13 December 2016

Turkey Cacciatore

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🎄USING YOUR CHRISTMAS TURKEY LEFTOVERS
This is our version of an Italian dish and although not entirely authentic, it is ideal to use up leftover turkey.
‘Cacciatore’ means ‘hunter’ and this recipe is hearty, rustic and full of rich flavours with our added spike of chilli heat.
For an extra twist we topped with Mozzarella for a lovely gooey layer.
It is good served with some pasta on the side or a hunk of country bread to mop up the juices.

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12 December 2016

Turkey Farmer’s Pie

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🎄USING YOUR CHRISTMAS TURKEY LEFTOVERS
Shepherds have got one so why not turkey farmers? When we came up with our recipe we were going to call it a turkey herder’s pie but that sounded somewhat euphemistic (stop giggling!)
It is inspired by the shepherd’s version and is equally as comforting. It is also the perfect opportunity to use up some dark meat which often gets left as everyone ends up having a preference for breast meat on Christmas day.

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9 December 2016

Turkey & Ham Croquetas

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🎄USING YOUR CHRISTMAS TURKEY LEFTOVERS
With their crunchy exterior and irresistible creamy centre, these croquetas are delicious with a cool beer or glass of white wine.
This recipe is based on a Spanish dish and although wouldn’t normally include saffron, we thought we’d make them a little more special.
Eat them dipped into either a rich tomato or chilli sauce or even a chilli jam.

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8 December 2016

Turkey ‘Vatapa’

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🎄USING YOUR CHRISTMAS TURKEY LEFTOVERS
This recipe idea is based on the fiery Brazilian stew know as Vatapa and is very straightforward to make as Capsicana has done most of the work for you.
It’s full of flavour with a good kick of chilli to perk up your taste buds.
If you need to feed more, for example four people, you’ll need another pack of Capsicana Cook Sauce and double up the other ingredients.

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7 December 2016

Turkey, Brie & Cranberry Sandwich

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🎄USING YOUR CHRISTMAS TURKEY LEFTOVERS
Once the turkey has played its part on Christmas Day there’s usually quite
a lot left. One of the most popular ways to carry on eating it, is to stuff it into
a sandwich.
Perhaps, after a while, turkey sandwiches could be boring but that does depend on what else goes into the sandwich with it.

If you’re lucky enough to have a lay in on Boxing Day a turkey sandwich happens to make a very good brunch.

First choose your bread. It could be a couple of nice slices of crusty bloomer, sourdough or even a baguette. Spread the bread liberally with butter then slice up some Brie, or any of your favourite creamy cheese and lay it on the bread. Place generous slabs of cooked turkey on top, spoon on liberal amounts of cranberry sauce (although we prefer lingonberry), season with salt and black pepper. Put the second slice of bread on top and eat.


  Notes on ingredients                                                                                            
The turkey in this sandwich is a free range Norfolk Bronze from Morton's Traditional Taste.
Handmade real bread can be sourced from The Hungry Guest.
The Courtyard Dairy has a range of cheeses including specialist British varieties.
If you fancy a different relish try Hibiscus Lily and Edible Ornamentals.

6 December 2016

Bray's Cottage Christmas Pie Offer

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Good news for pork pie lovers, Bray's Cottage has given Artisan Food Trail readers and supporters 10% off any pie orders up until the end of December.


Visit www.brayscottage.com to order online.
Use code AFT10 at the checkout to receive your discount.


Everything is sent in beautiful chilled packaging which is a real joy to receive not only for personal pie feasts but as a perfect gift too.

Choose from small and medium pies cooked and ready to bake at home in a variety of flavours. They also have large pies available and you can even add bespoke a message for a very personal pie gift.

The last delivery date before Christmas will be for pies to arrive 
on 21st December.

THIS OFFER HAS NOW ENDED

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5 December 2016

A whole host of artisan food and gifts to be won in our '12 Days of Christmas' competition

We're excited to be able to bring back our 
'12 Days of Christmas' competition again.

We're very grateful to our producers who are taking part and donating some fantastic prizes which means we have a great selection of food (and a few gifts) to suit all tastes.

This has to be one of our greatest competitions yet with a cache of 32 prizes up for grabs!
Already, hundreds of entries have come in and we expect many more as there are so many wonderful things to be won.
As usual, the competition will run over a 12 day period and entrants can pick their favourites from the list and there'll be a chance of winning one of those selected.

We have a wide range of artisan and handmade food, drink and gift items as well as experiences, training and of course the Christmas turkey.
So what are you waiting for? Head over to The Artisan Food Trail website, get entering and good luck!

Sorry this competition is now closed
Thanks to our members/producers for taking part and offering prizes making this such a spectacular competition:

Blossoms Syrup
Breckland Orchard
Capsicana
Edible Ornamentals
Fudge Kitchen
Great Glen Charcuterie
Hafod Cheese
Hibiscus Lily
Max Olive Oil
Morton’s Traditional Taste
Needwood Ice Cream
Oakley Grange Farm
Ragini’s Mauritian Curry Powder
Red Cat Partnership Ltd
Susannah’s Sauces
Tg Green Teas
Truffle Hunter
Yare Valley Oils

2 December 2016

Coronation Turkey

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🎄USING YOUR CHRISTMAS TURKEY LEFTOVERS
This is our version of a chicken dish which was originally created to celebrate the coronation of our current monarch, Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.

Love it or loathe, since then, it has become a popular sandwich filling which sometimes can be a little sloppy and bland.

Ours has a bit more oomph with the help of some quality curry powder
and is nice and chunky in texture. It is also a great way to perk up leftover Christmas turkey.

You could serve it, traditionally, with rice but we like it wrapped up in a chapatti with some baby gem lettuce leaves. Slightly messy but very delicious!

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