Smoked turkey, bacon and leek pie.

I love a good pie! Especially one using wonderful leftovers that I had to play with. I used the leftover cherry smoked turkey I hot smoked in a previous post, along with some local bacon and leeks from my veg patch for this smokey warming pie. This can be a frugal way to use up leftover christmas turkey after the big event.

Smoked turkey, bacon and leek pie.

3 or 4 good handfulls of cooked smoked/roast turkey/chicken in 2-3cm dice.

4 rashers of bacon chopped into 2cm dice back or streaky is fine

2 leeks, sliced

1 onion coarsely chopped

A couple of handfuls of frozen peas

3 tbsps plain flour

1 litre good chicken or turkey stock

200ml milk

1 pack ready made shortcrust or puff pastry rolled to cover your pie tin

A good pinch of chopped tarragon or flat leaf parsley

Lots of freshly ground black pepper and salt to taste, be careful as the bacon adds salt.

Fry off the chopped bacon, onion and leeks in a good knob of butter until soft in a pie dish or shallow casserole dish. Meanwhile make the white sauce by melting 50g of butter in a saucepan, add the flour and allow to cook until it changes colour slightly a few minutes on low, then little by little add milk, if you add this too quickly it will go lumpy, followed by stock, add until it resembles a creamy soup. Season and set aside to cook on low stirring occasionally for 8-10 mintues.

Add the chopped turkey/chicken, the peas, and then the white sauce and allow to cool for half an hour. Pop the pastry lid on top and crimp the edges of the pastry to the side of the dish. Popa couple of holes in the middle of the pastry lid, and glaze with a little milk to give a nice shiny top.

Cook in a preheated oven to 200°C/fan180°C/gas 6 for half an hour until the pastry is lovely and golden. Serve with mash and some lightly steamed greens, we had early purple sprouting broccoli.

8 responses to this post.

  1. Your pie sounds extra special and will try it with some left over roasted chicken.

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  2. Marcus, you make really good food.

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  3. I did pies as well today.. SNAP! Love them, love yours! Watch out you will be putting on the pies! c

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  4. Posted by stuart mann on December 9, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    got a product you may be interested in! – a bbq spice from south africa – and its the first time its left South Africa – we have delivery next week and would like to send a sample to you

    Reply

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