Dominic Chapman’s turkey, Stilton, chicory and walnut salad

A delicious turkey recipe from Great British Chefs a perfect family recipe, entertaining recipe

  • Serves: 4
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In a pan of cold water bring the turkey to the boil with the thyme, bay leaves, carrot, onion, celery stick, leek and head of garlic. Immediately, reduce to a simmer, cook for a further 10 minutes and allow to cool in the water

Once cool, extract the leg from the broth and remove the skin from turkey leg and discard.

Shred the meat into bite size pieces, setting aside all bones and sinew

In a large bowl, toss together the turkey, celery, celery leaves, apple, _ the Stilton and toasted walnuts.

In a small bowl, whisk the remaining Stilton with 30ml of boiling hot water to create a dressing.

Prepare the chicory by removing the root and any brown edged leaves from the outside, keeping the bright green leaves

Add the dressing and vinaigrette to the turkey salad and season with salt and pepper to taste. Gently combine the chicory leaves with the turkey salad, pea shoots, chervil and lettuce to serve


Poached turkey

  • 1 British turkey leg
  • 10g of thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 carrot, large dice
  • 1 onion, large dice
  • 1 celery stick, large dice
  • 1 leek, large dice
  • 1 bulb of garlic


  • 100g of Stilton
  • 20g of frisée lettuce
  • 20g of pea shoots
  • 3 heads of white chicory
  • 60g of walnuts, toasted
  • 2 celery sticks, sliced
  • 10g of celery leaves
  • 5g of chervil, picked
  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 30ml of boiling water
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Nutritional values per portion

Energy 0Kcals
Protein 0g
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Carbs 0g
Sugars 0g
Salt 0g
Fibre 0g