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#1 Mon 07 Dec 09 11:08am

EóhU

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turkey and sweet leek pie

i was watching e4 last night and saw jamie making this. looks a nice dish and relatively easy to make

he used already cooked turkey (leftover from christmas dinner i presume)

if you were making this with chicken would you cook the chicken with the leeks, etc before preparing the pie?

thanks

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#2 Mon 07 Dec 09 11:55am

Tara

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Re: turkey and sweet leek pie

Hi EohU, Ive made this pie with chicken a couple of times and what a treat!  I used chicken thigh fillets the first time and yes cooked them in the fry pan first.  The second time I used left over roast chicken and had the same lovely result.  The only thing I would recommend it frying off those leaks for a little longer than the 1/2 hour Jamie gave, so if timing is important give yourself that little extra til their nice and soft.  smile

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#3 Tue 08 Dec 09 10:37am

EóhU

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Re: turkey and sweet leek pie

thanks mrs_M

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#4 Tue 08 Dec 09 11:10am

Emma89

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Re: turkey and sweet leek pie

I saw this too on Jamie cooks christmas...I thought the pie looked lovely, Im going to try it! and the homemade truffles... smile

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#5 Tue 08 Dec 09 11:46am

jaseelnino

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Re: turkey and sweet leek pie

I saw Jamie do this year and wanted to do it but I got lazy. Will have to make it this year

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#6 Fri 30 Nov 12 8:07pm

Traceyn967

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Re: turkey and sweet leek pie

Please, could someone tell me which book has the sweet leek and turkey pie in? Thanks.

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#7 Fri 30 Nov 12 8:28pm

mummza

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Re: turkey and sweet leek pie

welcome to the forum Traceyn967

I am not sure which book it is in but the recipe is here o this website ..
http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/turk … t-leek-pie
I have copied it over as I know the recipes sometimes change over..

turkey and sweet leek pie

ingredients

• 2 rashers smoked streaky bacon, roughly chopped
• ½ bunch of fresh thyme, leaves picked
• olive oil
• a large knob of butter
• 2kg leeks, washed, trimmed; white end chopped into chunks, green end finely sliced
• sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
• 800g cooked white turkey meat, torn into big chunks (brown too if you want)
• 2 heaped tablespoons plain flour, plus extra for dusting
• 2 pints turkey, chicken or vegetable stock
• 2 tablespoons of crème fraîche
• 1 x 500g packet puff pastry
• 12 jarred or vac-packed chestnuts, roasted and peeled
• 2 sprigs fresh sage, leaves picked
• 1 egg, preferably free-range or organic, beaten

servings
6 – 8


This is dead simple, completely versatile and absolutely gorgeous. It’s not a pretty-boy pie; it’s a proper, old-school pie that everyone will be over the moon to see on the table. I’m putting leftover white turkey meat to good use here, but you could also mix brown meat in there too.

Preheat your oven to 190°C/375°F/gas 5. Put your bacon in a large pan on a medium heat and add your thyme leaves. Add a lug of olive oil and the butter and let it all fry off a few minutes. Add all of your prepped leeks and fry them off for about 3 minutes so they are well-coated in the butter. Add a pinch of salt and pepper then pop the lid on top, turn the heat down to medium and let them cook away gently for 30 minutes, stirring every 5 to 10 minutes to make sure they don’t catch. There’s going to be enough moisture in the leeks to keep them happy in the pan so they should be soft and melt in your mouth once they’re done.

When your leeks are ready, add the turkey meat to them and stir. If you’ve got a bit of stuffing mixed in there you can put that in too. Add the flour, mix it in well then pour in your stock and stir again. Add the crème fraîche then turn the heat up and bring everything back up to the boil. Have a taste and add a bit more salt and pepper if it needs it then turn the heat off. Pour the mixture through a sieve over another large empty pan and let the wonderful gravy from the mixture drip into the pan while you roll out your pastry.

Get a deep baking dish roughly 22 x 30cm. Dust a clean surface and a rolling pin with a bit of flour and roll your pastry out so it’s about double the size of your dish. Crumble the chestnuts over one half of the pastry then tear a few of the sage leaves over the chestnuts. Fold the other half of pastry on top then roll it out carefully and evenly so you have a rectangle big enough to cover your baking tray. Don’t worry if a few bits stick out here and there.

Spoon that thick leek mixture from your sieve into the pie dish and spread it out evenly. Lay your pastry on top, tuck the ends under then gently score the pastry diagonally with your knife. Add a pinch of salt to your beaten egg then paint this egg wash over the top of your pastry. Pop your pie in the oven for about 35 to 40 minutes or until the pastry is puffed up and golden brown. When the pie is ready, re-heat the lovely gravy and serve with your pie, along with some peas tossed in butter, lemon, salt and pepper and everyone’s happy!

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#8 Fri 30 Nov 12 10:01pm

Traceyn967

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Re: turkey and sweet leek pie

Thanks that is great to have. I want to drop hints to my kids for a Christmas present...that's why I was hoping for the name of the book. Guess I will just have to get them all!

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#9 Fri 30 Nov 12 11:17pm

mummza

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Re: turkey and sweet leek pie

sorry Traceyn967 I did not have time to go through all my books to see which the recipe is in.
smile

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#10 Sat 01 Dec 12 11:30am

Traceyn967

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Re: turkey and sweet leek pie

Oh gosh Mummza, certainly was not expecting anyone to do that...just thought someone may know. Will print out the recipe. Many thanks.

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