Turkey Carcass Soup

Joined Jun 7, 2021
We had half of a turkey, plus the back meat left over from a pallet-grill roared turkey. I removed as much meat from the carcass as possible, both white, and dark, and got a gallon freezer bag jam packed with meat. Another quart bag was filled after boiling, the pocking the bones. All of the skins, cartilage, and bones went into a ceramic Dutch oven, with enough water to cover. I broke up the carcass so it would fit, just barely.
I covered and simmered for one hour. It was very late, and so I placed the Dutch oven into a 185; oven and went to bed. After6 hours of sleep, I got up and checked the carcass. There was lots of broth. I strained the broth, and out it back into the pot. I removed all of the meat from the bones, and out it back into he pot. I got about a cup of turkey meat. The skins went into my blender, with a half cup of water. After blending until silky smooth, it was added back to the pot, along with another cup of turkey meat originally picked from the bones. That's the prep. Now for the soup.
Oh, and I will remove half of the liquid as broth for future meals.

Turkey Soup

3 cups turkey stock
2 ribs fresh celery, roughly chopped
2 medium white onions, peeled and roughly chopped
2 carrots, peeled and sliced into small slices
1 head of garlic, cloves peeled and chopped
2 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves stripped into the broth
2 cups turkey meat
2 tsp. salt, or to taste
1 tsp. black pepper

Add the chopped/sliced veggies, and seasonings. Let simmer for 1 hour. Add the turkey meat and simmer for 30 minutes more. Add 1 pkg. Kluski egg noodles. Simmer until noodles are tender.

The flavor of this soup is rich, and with plenty of collagen dissolved from the bones, it has a viscous mouth feel This came out really good.

The bowl of soup picture was taken after the boodles were added'

Seeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North 20210731_133849.jpg
Joined Feb 8, 2009
Looks great! I'm not sure any dietitian would love your method, but I bet it's tasty....You mention the egg noodles... Have you ever tried making your own as drop noodles....I think your Turkey mixture would also be a great Pot pie filling.......Nice job........ChefBillyB
Joined Jun 7, 2021
Yes, I've made my own egg noodles for both turkey, and chicken soup. I saved half of the soup for another meal before adding the noodles. When I took that out of the fridge the next night, it was wonderfully gelled. I made biscuit dough and .golf ball sized rounds. When the soup was hot, and boiling, I dropped the dough balls into the boiling soup to make dumplings. They steamed in the soup, and came out perfect. And I still have have all of that white, and dark meat left for home made pot pies, or open-faced turkey sandwiches. I could even just heat up the turkey meat with a bit of water, in a covered skillet, add seasonings, and serve with mashed potatoes, gravy, some dressing, and a veggie. All that's missing is the pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce LOL.

Oh, and why would a dietician not like my soup" It doesn't have much salt added, and everything was kept cold until it went into the Dutch oven.

Seeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North

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