Each year cooks across the Americas struggle with the same question, “What am I going to do with all this leftover turkey?” I have an idea. Why not take that turkey on a trip around the world, drop it of in Thailand and make that proud poultry exotic and exciting again? Yeah. That’s what this recipe does.
The inspiration for this dish was a recipe with a similar name that appeared in the Pillsbury circular Fast and Fresh Pasta: 20-minute stovetop dishes plus easy casseroles. While both use peanut butter, soy sauce and capellini noodles, the similarities end there. The original recipe was pretty ingredient heavy and called for a few more steps than necessary. Seriously, this is a leftover recipe, it should be fast and easy, right?
In the end, We adapted the peanut sauce from our own chicken satay recipe and dropped most of the extra ingredients. The result is a luxurious, creamy, fragrant dish It has a deep, rich peanut flavor kissed with hints of lemon and soy that will delight and inspire your family, no matter what age they are. Our 7 year-old even asked for seconds, so you know we got it right on this one.
Really… This is a simple, elegant, and beautiful dish, wouldn’t you agree?
And without Further adieu, we present to you the recipe that will change the face of your holiday leftover menu forever.
What? I’m serious. Once you’ve tasted this, You’re going to be looking forward to leftover turkey even more next year. (Not that you have to use leftovers, you can always make it with chicken or turkey cutlets at any time of the year.)
If you want a little heat, add some red pepper flakes or chili-garlic paste to the peanut sauce. (Or go for broke with some chili oil or Sriracha.)
What we would have done differently had we thought of it at the time.
Not much. This was a unanimous hit and one that we’ll definitely be making again. Perhaps a little cilantro would be nice? I can also see this made with Ramen noodles (2 package) just as easily, and it would be a bit lighter.
What are your favorite Holiday leftover recipes? Are there any that step out of the box or come from different cultures or cuisines? let us know in the comments. seriously, I still have a lot of turkey to use up!