Sunday, November 27, 2005

Turkey -Vegetable Soup

Turkey Vegetable Soup
This is the Turkey-Vegetable Soup I always make after thanksgiving. It is my favorite way to have turkey. The vegetables you use is really up to you. You can add any type of vegeables that you prefer.

Soup Base
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium onion; chopped
1 medium carrot; chopped
1 medium celery; chopped
1 turkey carcass; chopped into large pieces
4 parsley sprigs
1/3 teaspoon dried thyme
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

2 tablespoon unsalted butter or oil
1 large onion; chopped
2 medium carrots; chopped
2 medium celery; chopped
2 garlic clove; chopped
4 cups bite size pieces of turkey (1 pound)

To make the soup base, in a large pot heat the oil over medium heat. Add
the onion, carrot and celery, cover and cook, stirring occasionally until
softened, about 5 minutes. Add the turkey carcass. Pour in enough cold
water (about 3 quarts ) to cover carcass by at least 1 inch, Bring to boil
and skim off any foam.

Add the parsley, thyme, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to low.
Simmer, uncovered, adding more water as needed to keep the carcass covered,
until the broth is well flavored, at least 2 and up to 4 hours.

Place a colander over a large bowl or pot. Pour the soup base through the
colander and discard the solids. Let the base stand for 5 minutes, then
skim any fat from the surface. ( this can be frozen up to 3 months.)

To make soup , in a large pot put oil or melt butter over medium heat. Add
the onion , carrots, celery and garlic, cover and cook , stirring
occasionally until the onions are golden, about 6 minutes, Add the soup
base and parsley and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 1
hour. During last 10 minutes add turkey. Season with salt and pepper.


Amish: Add 2 boiling potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes, and add
during last 20 minutes. during last 10 minutes add 8 ounces of dried wide
egg noodles, and cook until tender. Season with 1/4 teaspoon crumbled
saffron threads or more for taste.

Rice: Add 1 cup rice during the last 30 minutes and cook until tender.

Peas: Add during last 20 minutes

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