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What to do with the turkey carcass: Make soup!!

Carol's turkey carcass soupMy friend Carol Vanover made stock from the carcass and then made this yummy soup.  Her photo looks better than the online one! Good for the body and soul! Here’s her adapted recipe from Allrecipes.

Carol’s Turkey Carcass Soup

  • 1 picked over turkey carcass
  • 1 1/2 cups leftover stuffing
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • 2 1/2 quarts chicken broth
  • garlic salt to taste
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups (uncooked) regular long-grain white rice
  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen green peas

Directions

  1. Place the turkey carcass in a large, deep pot, and add the stuffing, celery, carrots, onion, bay leaves, poultry seasoning, sage, and chicken broth. Pour in additional water if needed to cover. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat to medium, and simmer for about 1 hour, skimming off any foam. Remove the carcass and any bones. Pick any meat off and return to the pot, discarding bones and skin.
  2. Season to taste with garlic salt and pepper. Stir in the rice and return to a boil over medium-high heat. Lower heat to medium, and simmer 15 minutes. Stir in the peas, and continue to simmer until rice is tender, about 10 minutes more. Adjust seasonings to taste.

 

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