Monday, December 1, 2014

Turkey Carcass Soup



Don't throw out that Turkey Carcass...Make SOUP! Seriously use it all with this delicious SOUP, and you can even save some extra soup stock to freeze up for another use or two. It's just the thing for a cold night, nothing like Comfort Food.

What you need:
1 turkey carcass
2 stalks celery with leaves, coarsely chopped
2 carrots, coarsely chopped
1 onion, peeled and quartered
1 bay leaf
12 cups water
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
2 teaspoons dried thyme
2 cups chopped carrots
1 bag of country style noodles
2 cups chopped leftover turkey
1 cup frozen or leftover corn
3 tablespoons fresh parsley
3-4 cloves of diced garlic
Salt and pepper

Directions
In a large pot, combine carcass, celery, carrots, onion, bay leaf and water and bring to a simmer.
Simmer for 2 to 3 hours over medium low heat. Strain and discard vegetables and bones.
Reserve turkey stock. Put in containers and freeze the extra for another recipe or two.
In a large pot, melt butter and cook onions until tender. Stir in celery,garlic and thyme.
Stir in carrots and noodles and toss to coat. Stir in turkey stock and bring to a simmer.
Cook until vegetables and noodles are tender. Stir in turkey, corn and parsley. Return to simmer and season to taste.

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