Day After Thanksgiving Soup

sobota, 25 stycznia 2014

Day After Thanksgiving Soup

Time: 3 hrs 20 mins


  • 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 cooked turkey carcass, chopped in big pieces in order to fit in the soup pot
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 2 -3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 pinch dried thyme or 1 pinch subsitute dried sage
  • 6 -12 cups water
  • 3 chicken bouillon cubes (optional for added flavor)
  • 1 tomato, chopped (or add 1 six-ounce pan tomato paste or 1 can tomato juice, depending on what is on hand)
  • turkey gravy (optional)
  • pan juices (optional)


  • 1 Melt butter in a large dutch oven or soup pot over medium heat. Add turkey carcass and brown lightly, stirring occassionally (8-10 minutes).
  • 2 Add onion, carrot, celery, garlic and thyme (or sage) to pan and cook for 10 minutes.
  • 3 Add water (enough to cover turkey carcass), bouillion cubes, tomato, gravy (if available) and pan juices (if available). Bring to a boil.
  • 4 Reduce heat and simmer for 2-3 hours.
  • 5 Strain broth, reserving turkey pieces (I usually get 1-3 cups turkey pieces).
  • 6 Return broth to pan (I use a clean pan). Bring to a boil and add pasta (or rice), celery, carrots, and mushrooms (or other vegetables). Bring to a boil and cook for 10-20 minutes or until pasta and vegetables are done.
  • 7 Stir in parsley and salt and pepper.

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