Prep time:

Cooking time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Total time:

Serves: 6

No, not a curry! Use up leftover turkey in this warming Cuban-inspired stew.

675g cooked turkey, cut into chunks

500ml stock

1 large onion, chopped

1 bay leaf

2tbsp rapeseed oil

3 garlic cloves, crushed

2 jalapeno chillies, deseeded & chopped

3cm piece root ginger, grated

100g Wonderchup

½tsp ground cinnamon

¼tsp ground allspice

freshly ground black pepper

cooked red pepper strips, to garnish

For the rice:

2tbsp rapeseed oil

200g brown rice

1200ml water/vegetable stock

Add some zest to your festive spread with Nicci Gurr’s colourful Christmas Turkey Ropa Vieja, inspired by her bountiful smallholding and created using locally sourced and free-range ingredients

No, not a curry! Use up leftover turkey in this warming Cuban-inspired stew. 

  1. In a saucepan, heat the rapeseed oil and fry the onion, chillies, ginger, allspice, cinnamon and pepper.
  2. When onions are translucent add the cubed turkey and stir to cover the meat with the spices.
  3. Next add the stock and bring to the boil, then simmer without the lid for 30 minutes.
  4. Put into a slow cooker with the Wonderchup and leave on high for 1-2 hours.
  5. In a large pan, add the rapeseed oil and the rice – stir until all the grains are coated. Add the stock/water, bring to the boil and simmer until all the liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork.
  6. Top the Ropa Vieja with the pepper strips and serve with the rice.

‘Dinner Parties Delivered’ is a brand new service from professional, experienced caterers, Home Gurr’own. Enjoy their delicious and fuss-free, local Kentish menus with family and friends. Simply order your freshly cooked menu to heat and serve at home. Interested to learn more? Check out Home Gurr’own’s website homegurrown.co.uk/dinner-party-caterer/ or call Nicci on 07747 816541.

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  • pictures: David Merewether
  • styling: Lucy Fleming

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