Sunday, January 6, 2008

Turkey Soup

This is one of Luke's favorites meals, though everyone enjoys it. What a great way to warm up in the winter!

Turkey Soup
This is different every time I make it, as I tend to use whatever I have on hand; but here is what I did today:
1/2 pot (maybe 6 cups?) soup stock
2 c. Macaroni Pasta
1 can green beans
1 can mixed veggies
Meat from carcass.
1 tsp. Rosa Maria seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste

Bring stock to a boil. Add noodles and seasoning, cook until pasta are almost ready, (if necessary, add water to cover pasta noodles) add veggies and meat and cook until pasta is done.

How to make soup stock
Get the meat off the turkey carcass that you are planning to use.
Put the carcass in a large stock pot, add water to cover most of it.
Bring to boil then turn down to a simmer and let simmer for a few hours.
Pour through a strainer into a new container/pot.
Now, some people put this in a cool spot and the fat collects on the top, as it gets cold it becomes thick and white, you can remove that and just use what is left. I just stir it and put it in my ziplock freezer bags while it's still warm.
This should make enough for several gallon bags of stock, which I freeze and pull out later for soup.
When the bones cool, go through them and remove the small pieces of meat that were left on- you can either put it in the stock or freeze it separately to be used later.

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