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  • Christmas Turkey Penne with Lemon, Walnut and Ginger


    Christmas Turkey Penne with Lemon, Walnut and GingerRecipe and Image Totally Traditional Turkeys (

    This creamy, crunchy pasta dish is the perfect mid-week meal for winter nights.


    Christmas Turkey Penne with Lemon, Walnut and Ginger

    Serving Size: 4


    • 4 tbsp rape seed oil, plus a little extra to serve
    • 1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
    • 500g free-range cooked Totally Traditional Turkey, roughly chopped into cubes
    • 350g penne pasta
    • 3 tbsp fresh sage leaves, roughly chopped
    • 2 cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
    • 2 lemons, zested
    • The juice of 1 lemon
    • 100ml white wine
    • 100ml turkey/chicken stock
    • 120ml double cream
    • Parmesan, freshly grated to serve.
    • Sea salt & black pepper
    • 75g chopped walnut
    • 4 tbsp fresh breadcrumbs


    1. Cook the penne in a large pan of boiling, salted water, for 10 – 12 minutes.
    2. Meanwhile, heat 2 tbsp of rapeseed oil in a frying pan and add the onion, garlic, sea salt and black pepper and cook for 3 minutes, until the until the onion is soft, but not coloured. Then stir in the cooked turkey and lower the heat and cook for a further 2 minutes, stirring continuously. Then add the majority of the sage, ginger, lemon zest and juice, white wine and stock and simmer gently, stirring continuously for 3 minutes. Then add the cream and simmer for a further 2 minutes.
    3. Place a small frying pan on a medium heat; add the remaining 2 tablespoons of rapeseed oil, then add the chopped walnuts and breadcrumbs and sauté until lightly brown. Remove from the pan and keep warm.
    4. When cooked, drain the pasta well, return to the pan and add the turkey mixture and stir well.
    5. Serve with a drizzle of rapeseed oil, the remaining sage and some grated parmesan and top with the walnut and breadcrumb mixture.

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