This baked potato with Coronation turkey recipe makes for a delicious quick healthy meal. Based on the classic Coronation chicken with fresh and lightly spiced flavours it’s a great way of using up leftover turkey too.
Folks, I know I know! I probably should have brought you this Coronation turkey recipe just after Christmas as an excellent way to use up that leftover turkey!
You see I just thought what with the turkey and leek pie recipe, two turkey recipes at the same time might have been too much?
Anyway, Lady Lynne and I eat this Coronation turkey all year round and it’s also delicious as a sandwich filler too. So really it can be eaten at any time and not just when there’s leftover Christmas turkey.
Oh, and, of course, you can make it with chicken instead of turkey. It’s just I choose to make it with turkey as that’s often cheaper!
I don’t think people would have considered using turkey for this recipe when it was originally conceived as a celebratory meal for the Queen’s Coronation in 1953.
In fact it probably wasn’t even available, chicken was rare enough as I have read.
You see foods like turkey and chicken were still very much rationed then. Even though the 2nd World War had ended 7 years before in 1945, rationing didn’t end here in the U.K. until 1954!
SO this year as the Queen celebrates her 65th year on the throne I think we should pause and realise just how lucky we are for all the amazing choice of foods we have in the shops, when back then they didn’t. Nor are we at war!
Anyway, I digress as usual!
Make your Coronation turkey filling whilst your baked potatoes are baking in the oven.
I serve this recipe usually with a light salad of spinach and tomato leaves. That’s all we need as it’s quite filling!
Baked Potato With Coronation Turkey
- 4 baking potatoes
- 2 turkey breasts
- 80 g frozen sweetcorn
- 1 small onion diced
- 3 tbsp low fat mayonnaise
- 1 tsp madras curry powder
- 1 tbsp mango chutney
- 1 tbsp freshly chopper coriander
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Pre-heat oven to 200C Fan
- When oven is a desired cooking temperature place potatoes on a shelf in the middle and allow them to cook for 45m – 1 hour until crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
- Meanwhile, whilst the potatoes are cooking make the Coronation Turkey.
- Grill the turkey breasts, allow them to cool and then dice them.
- Cook the sweetcorn and allow to cool
- Place the turkey, sweetcorn, onion, mayonnaise, curry powder, mango chutney and coriander into a bowl. Season with the black pepper and mix together. Place in the refrigerator until the potatoes are cooked.
- Cut the potatoes in half, fill with the Coronation Turkey and serve with steamed vegetables or a salad.
Well we’ve started booking our trips and activities in Hawaii and San Francisco for our March holiday of a lifetime.
Whale watching, Haleakala sunrise (thanks Spoons for your help with suggestions!) and Pearl Harbour all to come first in Hawaii.
Then San Francisco with Alcatraz and the Golden Gate bridge and loads more planned. My camera will not be leaving my hands!
But anyway, there’s just over a month to go, so I’ll try and keep myself grounded for now and hope you can join me for next weeks brand new one pot chicken dhansak curry recipe!
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