4 December 2010

Turkey soup

Turkey's being the large birds they are, make wonderful dinners for the whole family. Not only do they serve as the main meal for a specific festive occasion, (and a fine one at that) they can supply the family with snacks and meals over the course of the following days. Great turkey sandwiches on a good crusty bread with chutney's and salad, soups and stews and curries and more. Here you can see a fantastic turkey soup from the left over meat with some healthy vegetables and stock added.

Home made and wholesome Turkey soup the whole family will love
The ingredients will depend on just how much turkey meat you have remaining, as a good guide i will show you how i make this lovely turkey soup with 6 cups of left over turkey meat.
The stock you can make from the carcass and is the traditional way. Break it up, put in a pot with plenty water to just cover it, add a carrot (cut in half) an onion (cut in half) a stick of celery, a bay leaf and a pinch of pepper. Bring it to the boil and let it simmer for about 2 hrs. Drain the liquid from the pot and put to one side.

6     Cups turkey meat
1     Onion
2     Carrots
2     Celery sticks
1/4   Turnip
1/2   Swede
1     Leek.

Chop the turkey into bite sized pieces, how you like it.
Peel and chop the vegetables into good soup spoon sizes, not too small, it is nice to have it a little chunky.
Add all the veg to a good cooking pot, add the turkey pieces. Pour in the stock you made earlier to cover the veg and turkey by about 1/2 inch. Bring it to the boil, cover and simmer for about 20mins.
Taste it and adjust the salt and pepper to your taste.
Serve it up hot and steaming with some bread of your choice, in Norway this is traditionally eaten with some flat brod.  This meal has a habit of disappearing rather quickly. With good reason, it is delicious.

Gluten free flat brod
This example is Gluten free but you can, of course serve it with a good fresh crusty loaf if you wish.

1 comment:

  1. Mmmhhhh look delicius ! Thanks I wont to cooking this soup.
    Hug from IBIZA