7 easy and delicious recipes to enjoy holiday leftovers

Each Spaniard wastes an average of 28 kilos of food per year according to a 2021 report by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, a very worrying figure if we take into account that 13.3% of households in Spain do not have regular access to your input. To avoid tirar más comida de la cuenta, es recomendar planificar el menu semanal, acudir al súper o mercado con lista de la compra, guardar los alimentos correctly y prestar à la fecha de caducidad, pero en Navidad puede ser más complicado llevar todo esto ended.

If these days you accumulate a lot of leftovers and you don’t know what to do with them, we remind you that it is possible to prepare many recipes with them. Before throwing them away, take a look at the ones we have for you, which you can prepare with the fish, meat, vegetables and fruit you haven’t spent:


eel salad

In many households, baby eels are an essential party appetizer, but it’s no surprise that with so much food on the table, we sometimes have leftovers. If this has happened to you, don’t wait for them to expire and add them to a salad that you can also incorporate other leftover shells and fish.

Shrimp Bisque


Shrimp Bisque

Too many shrimp in the fridge? Try making a seafood cream, like this bisque that’s so quick and easy you’ll want to eat it more often. You will have it ready in 20 minutes, it can also be prepared with prawns.

Oxtail croquettes



The croquettes They are one of the quintessential use recipes. Vegetables, meat, fish and sausages left over from Christmas can be part of your garnish, finely chopped, and if you don’t want to eat them right now, they can be frozen.

oregano lamb soup


Lamb Soup

Leftover leg of lamb can be turned into a comforting and delicious dish Soup like this one proposed by the Alícia Foundation. You can also add vegetables that have been sitting in the refrigerator for days and thus make the dish much richer in fiber.

Pineapple Pulled Chicken Sandwich


Pineapple Pulled Chicken Sandwich

With leftover chicken you can make croquettes, empanadas, oriental noodles… But we suggest you dare with this Snack of pulled chicken which also includes pineapple, a very Christmas fruit that has probably remained in many homes.

Oriental Duck Meatballs


duck meatballs

The journalist Rosa Molinero explains in this report that it is increasingly rare to find this bird on restaurant menus, but there are still those who do not do without it on Christmas menus. If there was any duck meat left, do not hesitate to prepare those juicy meatballs.

Microwave nougat flan


Nougat flan

The same thing is repeated every year, nougat is the Christmas candy that remains the most and usually ends up in the trash when the expiry date has expired. But the truth is that it can live again in the form of other desserts, this blank It’s one of them.

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