Thursday, October 23, 2008

Turkey Soup




For the Canucks, Thanksgiving is now a faint memory and all that's left is the turkey carcass. BUT that's not a bad thing. We have pictures of a great meal and the makings of a warm soup. Don't throw out the carcass. It's a whole other meal.

Ingredients

1 turkey carcass
water to cover
1 large onion diced
2-3 carrots, diced
2 stalks celery diced
3-4 cloves garlic
2-3 potatoes, diced
2-3 Tbsp Olive Oil

Method

1. Soften onion, celery and carrots in olive oil. Add garlic
2. Add the turkey carcass and cover with water
3. Bring to a boil and turn down to simmer. Add salt and pepper.
4. Let stock simmer for the flavours to infuse the soup.
5. Add diced potatoes and adjust seasonings, simmer until potatoes are done

This is a base soup. I generally will add whatever else I have around that looks like it could make the soup bolder, i.e. leeks, barley

There's really not much you can do to this soup to mess it up.
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24 comments:

Patsyk said...

I love a nice, warm, homemade soup. Perfect to warm you up from the inside out!

Ivy said...

Nothing better than a hearty soup. It looks delicious and easy to make.

kat said...

I think the best part of having a turkey is what you can do with the leftovers

melissa said...

The first stock I made was a turkey one, after Thanksgiving last year. It comes out so wonderful and you're right, it's hard to mess up in any way. Good stuff.

Jeena said...

I bet this was so tasty I love it. :-)

noble pig said...

I love it when a recipe calls for a carcass. Nice soup.

Bunny said...

Your soup looks so good, I can picture some homemade bread with it...mmmmmm!

Darius T. Williams said...

Yup - you can't mess this up - looks great!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

dessertobsessed said...

i just had turkey soup for dinner today! but not because of thanksgiving; its bc i'm all yucky sick and i hoped eaing turkey soup would cure me, like chicken soup.

Grace said...

frankly, i think i look forward to the leftover turkey more than the original. :) in fact, one of my co-workers bakes two turkeys, one that gets devoured on thanksgiving, and one to keep for leftovers. although, technically, can they still be called leftovers? :)

Deborah said...

I've always been with family for Thanksgiving, so I never get all the leftover turkey. Maybe this year I will do a turkey on some random day - just so I have all the leftovers!

Rosie said...

I just love homemade soup and this looks delicious!

My mum taught me as a child not to throw out a carcass and freeze it if need be for the next pot of soup.

Rosie x

Lori said...

When all is said and done and the turkey bones are bare, I roast the bones in the oven. I wait until they are golden. I take them out and put them in the stock pot and add all the veggies and stuff to make broth. I find it adds a little more flavor.

giz said...

Lori - that's a fabulous idea. Thanks for the tip

Elra said...

I always throw the carcass away, should remember this next time. Soup sounds very comforting, and it is seem so perfect for the use of left over turkey.

*Priscilla* said...

that and some fresh baked bread sounds delicious for dinner!

Rico said...

looks like a darn good winter soup...and as winter approaches I am most likely going to try this recipe.
Well done...


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Bellini Valli said...

That's what I missed about not making my own turkey...where's the soup and hot turkey sandwiches missy:D

Ivy said...

I have an Award for you both to collect.

white on rice couple said...

This is a great dish for my Thanksgiving. I've never offered turkey soup before, what a great idea!

Kathy said...

This sounds yummy - I will pass it on to my mom. Thanks so much for sharing it.

Erik said...

This looks like a perfect way to use up leftover turkey. Now, if only there were some sort of holiday where roasting a turkey was a tradition...

Peter M said...

I think turkey stock and soup are tastier than chicken...especially using a leftover turkey carcass.

It's soup time, got my own fresh stock on...thanks for putting me in the soup mood.

Cakespy said...

Am I the only one who sees a little heart-shape in the potato in the soup?? Either way, I love Turkey soup. :-)

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