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What to Do with Leftover Turkey?

Chinese and Asian Recipes using Turkey Leftovers


Once Thanksgiving day is over, there's always the question of what to do with the leftover turkey. Turkey sandwiches can get boring awfully quickly! Here are some interesting Chinese and Asian recipes made with cooked turkey leftovers:

Curried Turkey Dinner
A quick and convenient dish on busy weeknights, made with frozen broccoli and cream of mushroom soup. This recipe from the National Turkey Federation includes a nutritional breakdown.

Alva's Jook - Chinese Style Turkey Soup
Turkey, rice, and vegetables seasoned with 5-spice powder, sesame oil, and topped with Asian garnishes. This recipe was submitted by Don from Hawaii, who writes that the flavor strengthens with time.

Turkey Mandarin Salad
Cooked turkey with mandarin orange slices and poppy seeds, topped with a tart red wine vinegar dressing.

Turkey Chow Mein
The ultimate comfort dish, chow mein is a great way to use up turkey leftovers.

Leftover Cooked Chicken (Turkey) With Red and Green Peppers
Bell peppers and baby corn add flavor to a simple stir-fry that makes a quick and easy post-Thanksgiving dinner. This recipe calls for leftover chicken, but you can easily substitute turkey - both are neutral meats that lend themselves readily to different spices and flavor combinations.

Turkey Fried Rice
Just substitute cooked turkey for the chicken in this easy recipe in which the rice is flavored with oyster sauce.

Jook (Congee) with Turkey Bones - This recipe comes from Nate, who learned it from his mother.

More Recipes from About Guides:

Korean Spicy Noodle Soup - About.com's Korean Food Guide suggests adding dark turkey meat to this low-carb soup made with tofu shirataki noodles.

Korean Mixed Vegetables and Rice (Bibimbap) Recipe - another recipe from the Korean Food Guide

Stuffed Chili Peppers - chili peppers are stuffed with leftover turkey and Thai seasonings in this interesting appetizer from the About.com Guide to Thai Food.

Low Fat Thai Turkey Curry - with coconut milk, from the About.com Guide to Low Fat Cooking.

Turkey and Cucumber Salad Made with a light sesame dressing, from former About.com Japanese Food Guide Setsuko Yoshisuka.

Sesame Turkey
Turkey is brushed with a mixture that includes sesame seeds and pepper, and coated with a flavorful sauce made from soy sauce, garlic, and sesame oil. From About Southern US Cuisine Guide Diane Rattray.

Turkey Pineapple Curry
An easy one skillet dish made with leftover cooked turkey, pineapple, rice, and seasonings cooked in broth. A good choice on busy weeknights if you're looking for a way to use up extra cooked rice along with leftover turkey. From About Busy Cooks Guide Linda Larsen.

Sweet Potato Wontons
Are you hosting a post-Thanksgiving bash and looking for something different to serve? In this recipe, Linda Larsen shows you how to turn leftover sweet potatoes into a tasty appetizer.

Looking for ideas for Thanksgiving Day itself? Spice up your Thanksgiving with these Thanksgiving recipes for Chinese roast turkey and more.

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