Indy Power's Turkey curry Twist!
Curry made with leftovers is a festive tradition in itself - make yours zing with this flavoursome recipe.
Leftover Turkey Curry
The leftovers are one of the best parts of Christmas dinner but after a certain point all you'll want is non-Christmassy flavours and this is the perfect way to transform leftover turkey. Making your own paste like this makes all the difference and it's just heaven curling up by the fire with a bowl in your lap - heaven!
Serves 4. Gluten-free, dairy-free and paleo-friendly
For the paste:
1 red chilli
3 stalks lemongrass
4 cloves garlic, peeled
1 shallot, peeled
Thumb-size piece fresh ginger, peeled
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon cumin
2 tablespoon tamari soy sauce
2 tablespoons tomato paste
For the curry:
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 shallots, diced
1 aubergine, cubed
400g leftover turkey, shredded
400ml coconut milk
150g green beans
150g sugar snap peas
Chop the end and the top quarter off each stalk of lemongrass and remove the hard outer leaf on each. Add them to the food processor with all of the other paste ingredients. Blend until smooth.
Add the coconut oil to a large pot on medium heat. Add the shallots, cooking for a minute or two. Add in the curry paste and toss well. Add the aubergine to the pot, tossing well. Let it all cook for a few minutes, then add in the turkey and toss well.
Pour in the coconut milk and stock. Bring it to a simmer and let it simmer for about 10 minutes, then add in the green beans and sugar snap peas. Continue to simmer gently for 10 more minutes until all of the veg is tender. Serve with fresh coriander and a squeeze of lime.
Lemongrass is such a gorgeous ingredient. As well as its zesty flavour, it has loads of medicinal uses and so is often used in home remedies. It’s great for digestion due to its antibacterial compounds — so lemongrass tea can be used for indigestion, cramps and bloating. It has diuretic properties so it’s used in detoxification to cleanse and flush toxins from the body. Research has also shown that lemongrass tea can help induce sleep by calming the muscles and nerves. It works as an antiseptic, too, sometimes being used to treat Athlete’s foot and UTIs due to its antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties.