Without fail, turkey fear strikes us all every year when we come to order it. Convinced that a sensible sized turkey won't be enough, some strange impulse forces our hands upwards into the next weight bracket resulting in a mammoth beast that we can only just squeeze into the oven (after the odd bit of hacking, of course). No one goes hungry, that's for sure, but there is inevitably a substantial amount of turkey remaining after everyone has valiantly done their best to eat their fill.
This is no bad thing - after all, Boxing Day wouldn't be the same without leftover turkey. There are many fantastic uses for cold turkey, whether it's curried, pressed, fried or simply used for salads and sandwiches. Take a look at our collection of leftover turkey ideas - just don’t forget to make a gorgeous stock out of the carcass.
A turkey curry is now almost as entrenched in festive tradition as the Christmas meal itself, and Galton Blackiston's Fruity turkey curry recipe is mild enough for all the family to enjoy. For something a little spicier, Vivek Singh's Turkey stir fry with curried yoghurt carries enough of a punch to cut through the uneasy feeling of post-Christmas indulgence. For a fantastic Christmas leftovers recipe that'll help you get through a few of the jars in your fridge as well as the turkey, try Alyn Williams' Boxing Day turkey toastie, loaded with cranberry sauce, sprouts, red cabbage and cheese.