Turkey Noodle Soup
The best thing in the world to do with a turkey carcass is simmer it to make broth, then use the broth to make rich and satisfying turkey noodle soup.
- Serves: 8 persons
- 1turkey carcass (from a roasted turkey, with extra meat removed)
- 1bay leaf (dry or fresh)
- 2carrots, peeled and diced
- 2celery ribs, diced
- 8ounces wide egg noodles (or other dried pasta)
- 1 ½cups cooked turkey meat, diced
- Kosher salt, to taste
- Ground white pepper , to taste
- 2tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Place the turkey carcass in a stockpot along with a quartered onion and a bay leaf. Cover with cold water (about a gallon), bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 3 hours.
Step 3Remove the carcass and discard. Meanwhile, strain the broth, rinse out the pot, and return the broth to the pot. You should have between 2 and 3 quarts of broth.
Step 4Bring it to a boil, then add the carrots and celery. Simmer until the carrots are not quite soft, about 2 minutes.
Step 5Add the noodles and cook until al dente according to the package instructions.
Step 6Add the turkey meat and simmer just until it is heated through. Season with kosher salt and ground white pepper to taste.
Step 7Serve right away in bowls garnished with the chopped parsley. Enjoy.