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Thanksgiving Leftovers

From the 2017 Thanksgiving Guide
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    Turkey & Sweet Potato Hash

    Thanksgiving leftovers are as much a part of the holiday tradition as the turkey itself. You probably already have a few favorites when it comes to using up the bird, but if you're looking for something new this year, try this hash. If hash for breakfast isn't your thing, pair it with a salad for lunch or dinner.

  • Recipe

    Turkey & Snow Peas with Coconut Rice

    The rich coconut rice is the perfect counterpoint to this quick stir fry that makes great use of leftover turkey. For color, add some red bell pepper to the stir-fry. You could also sprinkle with some toasted coconut as a finishing touch.

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    Turkey & Fall Vegetables in a Saffron-Scented Broth with Couscous

    Moroccan spices warm up leftover turkey in this vegetable braise. Couscous is traditionally served with harissa, a chile sauce. Instead, I use the Indonesian chile paste sambal oelek, which is a good substitute and available in Asian markets, or you can substitute a few shakes of a hot sauce such as Tabasco. This recipe is easily doubled.

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    Turkey Cakes with Spicy Roasted Tomato Salsa

    These are great with a salad for lunch. Or you could shape smaller patties and serve them with drinks. For a milder salsa, remove the chile's ribs and seeds before chopping.

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    Turkey Soup with Ginger, Lemon & Mint

    The combination of ginger, lemon, and mint gives this soup a light, bright flavor. You could substitute cooked chicken for the turkey.

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    Turkey Soft Tacos

    Look for chipotles en adobo in the Mexican food section of the grocery store.

  • Recipe

    Turkey Tortilla Soup

    Soup isn’t an unusual destination for leftover roast turkey, but this soup is anything but ordinary. Based on a recipe for Chicken & Tortilla Soup by Fine Cooking’s former editor in chief and publisher, Martha Holmberg, this Mexican-style soup is bursting with all sorts of interesting flavors and textures. It’s light yet satisfying, and it tastes completely different from the traditional Thanksgiving flavors, so it’s a perfect encore to the big feast. Looking for more recipes for your turkey encore? Browse our Guide to Thanksgiving for recipes that do more than just make great use of your Thanksgiving leftovers.

  • Recipe

    Turkey & Blue Cheese Salad with Tarragon-Mustard Vinaigrette

    I like this with Belgian endive, but romaine hearts work, too.

  • Recipe

    Curried Turkey & Apple Salad

    Stuff this salad into a pita pocket or roll up in a tortilla for a tasty post-Thanksgiving lunch.

  • Recipe

    Turkey Enchiladas with Creamy Tomatillo Sauce

    This is a great destination for leftover turkey. If you can find Mexican cheese, try queso panela or queso añejo instead of the mozzarella and provolone.

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