Turkey soup is a MUST after you have cooked a turkey. It hones in on the savory turkey flavors, and just makes you melt into a chair.
But do NOT make this a dump soup. Don’t just start throwing whatever you have in the fridge into the pot! Make this a really good soup. Trust me, it’ll be worth it!
So Here’s What’chu Need:
- Turkey carcass or 2 lbs turkey meat
- 1 cup of lentils
- 1 cup of chopped carrots
- 3 peeled and chopped yellow potatoes
- 1 chopped yellow onion
- Fresh parsley
- Thyme (you must have thyme, this is the clincher for this soup!)
- 6 Smashed Garlic cloves
- kosher salt
- fresh ground black pepper
Into The Pot!
- Take your turkey carcass and put it into a stock pot filled with salted water, and boil that sucker for 3-4 hours.
- If you have a pressure cooker, put the carcass in and fill with salted water and cook on high for 45 minutes.
- When it has finished, drain the stock into a large bowl, get the remaining meat off and put it into the stock, and then throw the bones out. They’re done.
- Now, place everything else, except the potatoes and lentils, into the pot and saute them for 10 minutes.
- Add the stock to the pot
- Add the potatoes and lentils to the pot
- For stock pot: Cover and simmer for 1 hour
- For Pressure Cooker: Cook on high for 7 minutes
You will really love this soup. The thyme makes such a huge difference in making this an amazing soup. If I really wanted to make this perfect, I’d eat it with a bread roll with butter on it…I’m not kidding, I’d eat myself into oblivion with that combination!
I’m a simple woman. I know what I like.