Transform Cold, Leftover Turkey Into A Delicious Teriyaki Dish
The best part about Thanksgiving is spending it with friends and family. But a very close second? The leftovers!
After a huge meal and all the preparation it entails, most people aren’t too into cooking or shopping for food for the next few days. Stretching a meal into several is also a thrifty way to enjoy the festivities a bit longer.
But let’s be real. Sometimes, even with leftovers everywhere, you need a little change of pace and flavor.
Luckily, Thanksgiving leftovers are way more versatile than mostgive them credit for, and can work with all kinds of flavors and cooking styles. You can even turn them into waffles, and if you can do that, you can do anything!
This recipe uses a Japanese influence for a kick of bold flavor in the form of teriyaki sauce that brings some unexpected sweet and savory flavors to turkey.
It pairs wonderfully with steamed rice and vegetables, and you can top it with some sesame seeds for a little added crunch. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also add hot sauce or hot peppers for some spice.
Check out the recipe below, and watch the video to see how it all comes together. And be sure toSHARE this great recipe with everyone struggling to fit all those leftovers in the fridge!
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup apple juice
- 1/4 soy sauce
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
- 2 tsps. grated ginger
- 1/2 tsp. garlic
- Leftover turkey, cut into cubes
- Rice and sesame seeds for serving
- Combine vinegar, juice, soy sauce, sugar, cornstarch, ginger, and garlic in a pan on medium heat.
- Stir together and bring to a simmer.
- Add cubed turkey and stir until evenly coated.
- Let cook 1 minute.
- Serve over rice with a sprinkle of sesame seeds on top.
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