Jubilation Turkey – It’s not just for Christmas!
I don’t know whether the inspiration for this recipe is simply the fact that everyone has started talking about the Queen’s Jubilee. I wanted to develop a turkey recipe that was easy, that could be made with pretty much any turkey meat (other than mince) and that would work in summer and winter equally well. And, as you have probably guessed this recipe has it’s origin in Coronation Chicken, originally made for the Queen’s Coronation, 60 years ago.
I can imagine this dish on our family table after Christmas, as a perfect way to use up the left over turkey meat. But, it’s also something that makes a great salad dish for a summer buffet. What’s more, if like me, you are usually cooking for one or two, then you can half the quantities in my recipe and use cooked turkey breast from the deli counter of your supermarket to make enough for two or three! It works very well as a sandwich filling too if you have any left!
The piquante pepperdew in this recipe adds just a little extra kick and texture while using mango rather than the tinned or dried apricots that went into the original dish makes an altogether lighter flavour. I’ve used a ratio of 2:1 yoghurt to mayo, but you could play around with that to make this dish healthier or creamier. Remember though that turkey is a very healthy, low fat meat!