A Creamy Mushroom and Sage Turkey Galette

Introduction

The festive season brings joy, laughter, and, of course, leftover turkey. While the classic Boxing Day sandwich or turkey curry are go-to options, why not take your culinary skills up a notch with an elegant yet easy-to-make galette? This recipe transforms turkey leftovers into a masterpiece, incorporating a creamy filling made with a tin of mushroom soup, chestnut mushrooms, shallots, garlic, and fragrant sage.

Ingredients

  1. 250g Leftover Turkey Meat, Shredded
    • Utilize your leftover turkey for a succulent and rich flavor.
  1. 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
    • Enhance the dish with the delightful aroma and taste of olive oil.
  1. 250g Chestnut Mushrooms, Finely Sliced
    • Add earthiness and texture to the galette with finely sliced chestnut mushrooms.
  1. 1 Shallot, Finely Chopped
    • Elevate the flavor profile with the sweet and mild taste of shallots.
  1. 2 Garlic Cloves, Finely Chopped
    • Infuse depth and warmth into the dish with finely chopped garlic.
  1. 30g Fresh Sage, 8-10 Leaves Reserved for Decoration
    • Bring a seasonal touch with the fragrant and aromatic notes of fresh sage.
  1. 1/2 Tin of Cream of Mushroom Soup
    • Create a luscious, creamy filling with the convenience of canned cream of mushroom soup.
  1. 320g Ready-Made Puff Pastry, Rolled into a 40x40cm Square
    • Save time with ready-made puff pastry, rolled out to perfection for the galette.
  1. 1 Large Egg, Beaten
    • Achieve a golden finish by brushing the pastry edges with a beaten egg.

Directions

Step 1: Prepare the Mushroom and Sage Filling

  • Preheat the Oven: Set the oven to 200C (180 Fan).
  • Sauté Mushrooms and Shallots: Heat olive oil in a large frying pan. Sauté mushrooms and shallots until golden.
  • Add Garlic and Sage: Introduce garlic and sage to infuse rich flavors for 1-2 minutes.
  • Combine Soup and Turkey: Stir in cream of mushroom soup and shredded turkey. Set aside.

Step 2: Assemble and Bake the Galette

  • Line Baking Tray: Line a large baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  • Roll Out Pastry: Place the rolled-out puff pastry on the tray.
  • Spread Filling: Spoon the turkey, mushroom, and sage filling onto the pastry, creating a 20x20cm circle.
  • Create Rustic Shape: Fold in the edges of the pastry to form a rustic circle, leaving the center uncovered.
  • Brush with Egg: Brush the pastry edges with beaten egg.
  • Decorate with Sage: Place reserved sage leaves on top of the filling.
  • Bake: Bake for 35-40 minutes until the pastry is golden and the filling is bubbling.

Step 3: Serve and Enjoy

  • Cooling Time: Allow the galette to cool for 10 minutes on the tray before serving.
  • Crispy Tip: For a guaranteed crispy bottom, preheat the baking tray along with the oven.

Conclusion

Transforming your turkey leftovers into a delightful culinary experience doesn’t have to be a daunting task. This Creamy Mushroom and Sage Turkey Galette offers a sophisticated twist to the usual post-holiday fare, combining the richness of turkey with the earthy goodness of mushrooms and the aromatic essence of sage. Elevate your festive season with this easy-to-follow recipe, and let your taste buds revel in the joy of creative leftovers.