Favourite Christmas flavours make this a most glamorous toasted open-face sandwich. If you keep a supply of bagels in the freezer, you can rustle up a great snack meal like this whenever you have some leftover turkey or chicken. Serve with a mixed fruit and vegetable salad.
Instead of bagels, use muffins or ciabatta rolls split in half. * Cooked chicken could be substituted for the roast turkey. * Blue Vinney is a lower-fat alternative to Stilton. If you're not fond of blue cheese, use thinly sliced Gruyre or Camembert, or even a well-flavoured Cheddar, coarsely grated; sliced Gouda will reduce the fat. * For another hot turkey sandwich, toast 8 thick slices of brioche loaf, or split brioche buns, on both sides and butter very lightly. Warm 120 ml (4 fl oz) leftover turkey gravy (or make a sauce from 4 tbsp each red wine and stock, thickened with 2 tsp cornflour mixed with a little water). Add the sliced turkey to the hot gravy or sauce and heat through, then spoon on top of the toasted brioche. Top each slice with 1 tsp cranberry or redcurrant jelly, garnish with watercress and serve.
Although Stilton is relatively high in fat, it has a strong flavour so a little goes a long way. Like all cheese, it is a good source of protein and a valuable source of calcium, phosphorus, and the B vitamins B12 and niacin. * Bread is an important part of a healthy diet, as it is a complex carbohydrate, and also contributes fibre, vitamins and minerals, particularly calcium.
B12, C * folate * A, B6, niacin, calcium, copper, zinc