Three Ways To Repurpose Your Christmas Turkey

Put your turkey scraps to good use this Christmas and turn them into an exciting boxing day feast using one of our three recipes to help keep your waste and effort as low as possible. After all the planning, preparation and tending to an elaborate roast on the big day, the last thing you want is to find yourself stuck in front of a stove for too long again over the festive period.

That’s why we want to make boxing day dinner as stress-free and low-maintenance as possible. These three recipes are all quick, delicious and low-effort. These recipes will have you serving up a fresh and flavoursome boxing day dinner in no time at all, while also helping use up some of those pesky leftovers! If you like the look of these recipes, why not take a look at our sister company FeastBox? With ingredients delivered to your door and recipes packed with authentic flavours from around the world you'd be crazy not to.

Turkey SSAM Cups

These fiery Korean turkey ssam cups are light, vibrant parcels of spice ideal for cutting through any stodginess felt from the day before. Best served with everyone around the table in a shared ritual or spread, everyone can build their own ssam cups just how they like, helping to really take the leg work out of the cooking and prep required. 

Easy to assemble and using ingredients you’ll mostly have in your cupboards, this recipe really is the simplest way to repurpose your day-old turkey into something that little bit different. These are incredibly quick to make and require only one pan, so less washing up too!


Turkey Dressing

  • 300g leftover shredded turkey 

  • 1x tsp of grated ginger 

  • 1x spring onion sliced 

  • 1x tsp sesame oil 

  • 1x tbsp soy sauce 

Spicy Sauce

  • 1x garlic clove crushed 

  • 1x finely chopped deseeded red chilli 

  • 1x tbsp mirin 

  • 1x lime 

  • 1x tsp fish sauce 

  • 1x tbsp water 

  • Pinch of sugar

To Serve

  • 10-12 Little Gem leaves

  • 1x carrot grated

  • Coriander leaves chopped

  • 1x spring onion finely sliced

  • 12 cucumber slices

  • Kimchi

  • 1x tbsp toasted sesame seeds 


  1. First, heat your oil over medium heat and add the grated ginger and spring onions. After these become fragrant, add your turkey. Drizzle over your sesame oil and soy sauce and stir well. Remove from the stove when hot and ready.

  2. Combine all the ingredients for the spicy sauce, stir and set aside. 

  3. On a plate arrange the lettuce leaves then spoon the turkey into each lettuce cup and top with the grated carrot, sliced cucumber, coriander, spring onions and kimchi. Sprinkle the toasted sesame seeds on top and finally spoon some spicy sauce into each cup, or use it as a sharing dip!


Curries at Christmas have become part of the festive tradition nearly as much as presents under the tree! This Turkey Tikka Masala is quick, easy and made in just one pot, so no more cleaning up. Truly the perfect boxing day dish! 

From start to finish in just 30 minutes, with our Tikka Masala recipe spicing up your festive leftovers has never been easier.


  • 1x onion finely chopped

  • 3x garlic cloves crushed

  • 1x tsp of grated ginger

  • 1x green chilli finely chopped

  • 1x tsp cumin seeds

  • ½ tsp turmeric

  • ½ tsp ground coriander

  • ½ tsp paprika  

  • ½ tsp garam masala

  • 50g ground almonds or cashew nuts

  • 200g passata

  • 100ml double cream

  • 50ml natural yoghurt

  • 300g leftover turkey

  • 1 bunch coriander


  1. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and fry the chopped onions with a large pinch of salt for 8-10 mins until golden and soft, stirring regularly.  

  2. Next add the ginger, garlic and green chilli and fry for a further 2 minutes before adding in all the spices except for the garam masala and cook for a further 3 minutes. Stir in the passata and ground nuts and bring to a simmer. Cook for a further 8-10 minutes.

  3. Add the garam masala and stir in the cream and yoghurt and mix thoroughly, return the sauce to a simmer. Next, add the turkey and continue to simmer for another 4-5 minutes. Scatter over some coriander on top and serve with rice and naan bread on the side.


If you want something light on boxing day to counteract all the other heavy foods you’re having over the festive period, our Turkey Vietnamese Pho is the perfect hearty dish for you. Vietnamese cooking prides itself on being refreshing and healthy, using minimal oil and dairy to really let the aromatic broth be the star of the dish.


  • 250g leftover cooked turkey

  • 200g Flat rice noodles

  • 1x onion sliced

  • 1300ml chicken stock

  • 1x star anise

  • 8x black peppercorns

  • ¼ tsp white pepper

  • 1x finely sliced spring onion

  • 1x slice of ginger

  • 1 tbsp fish sauce

  • 1x finely sliced red chilli sliced 

  • 1x lime quartered into wedges

  • Handful of beansprouts

  • 1 bunch Thai basil

  • 1 bunch coriander

  • 1 bunch mint


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat place the sliced onions, black peppercorns, star anise, sliced ginger, chicken stock and half of the white pepper. Bring up to the boil then simmer for 5 minutes. 

  2. Add the fish sauce and a squeeze of one of the lime wedges into the pan. 

  3. Next, add the rice noodles and cook for 5 minutes before adding the turkey for 1 minute. Take it off the heat. 

  4. Divide the noodles and soup between your bowls, removing the star anise and peppercorns so as to not eat. Finally, top each bowl with beansprouts and garnish with a lime wedge and herbs and chillies to taste.

If you need any of the above ingredients, find them on our store here. With ingredients that are hard to find anywhere else, let Red Rickshaw make it easy for you and take your cooking to the next level. 

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