Turkey Soup

We usually make turkey jook with the carcass from the bird but this time I decided to do something more Western in application.

Boiled the carcass, leg bones and wings in 8 cups of water for 2 hours with 1-1/2 onions, 1 large carrot, and 4 ribs of celery, chopped, along with a half tablespoon of whole black peppercorns and a couple of bay leaves. Removed the bones and skimmed the fat off the broth.

Stripped the meat off the bones and returned to the pot. Added a couple of cups of sliced mushrooms. Season with salt, ground pepper, Italian seasoning, ground sage, and a teaspoon of soy sauce. Added some alphabet pasta at the end for the kids, but found that the soup also works well with mashed potatoes at the bottom of the bowl.

I wanted a larger noodle, like bowtie pasta. Still, it tasted pretty good. I like that everything was from scratch.

Aloha, Nate

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