Sunday, November 28, 2010

Leftover Turkey Solution!

I LOVE Turkey dinner on Thanksgiving!  So it goes without saying that I can't wait to make creamy turkey soup!  Since I did not make turkey dinner this year.. I had to beg one of the leftover turkeys from my sister in law and another from a friend so that I could make not 1 but 2 pots of creamy turkey soup!
Start with your turkey.. preferably one that has been enjoyed and is just a carcass.  Put it in a big pot with carrots, celery, onions, peppercorns, basil, oregano, plenty of salt and enough water to cover the bird. 
Let it boil for several hours until it is a yellowy color.
Strain the broth in a regular strainer and then a second time in a fine strainer to strain all of the excess fat.

Heat up your broth and start your rue.
1 stick butter (melted)
1/2 cup flour
3 cups milk
Melt the butter in a pan.  Add flour and whisk until mixed.  Pour in all the milk and bring to a boil stirring constantly.  Once the rue is boiling add salt and pepper to taste.  Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 1/2 hour stirring occasionally. 

1 onion
1 1/2 cups carrots
4 stalks celery
1 1/2 cups cooked turkey

Finely chop all vegetables and turkey. 
Add to the broth and bring to a boil to soften vegetables.

Then add in 1 cup rice and bring to a boil.  Once vegetables and rice are softened add rue. 

Serve with a salad and enjoy!  I know WE did!
Hope you enjoy your leftover turkey goodness too!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds delicious! Gonna have to give it a try.
    I would love for you to link this up to Wickedly Crafty Saturdays at Wiccan Make Some Too!