Carcass Soup
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Soup
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Serves: 6 Main Dish Servings
This is a great way to use up that left-over turkey.
  • 1 left over turkey carcass
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 large onion
  • 1-2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbs instand chicken bouillon
  • 1½ tsp dried herbs (I like marjoram and thyme, but use what you like)
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 2 cups of vegetables such as carrots, peas, corn
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. Cut up turkey frame to fit in large dutch oven or kettle.
  2. Add 8 cups water, bay leaves and half the onion.
  3. Bring to boil, reduce heat and let simmer for 1 - 2 hours or until meat falls of bone.
  4. Remove turkey frame, when cool enough to handle, cut off any meat left on bones. Add to left over turkey to make 2 cups.
  5. Strain broth using cheese cloth.
  6. Discard bay leaves and bones.
  7. Return broth to Dutch oven, add bouillon, herbs, salt and pepper.
  8. Add remaining onion and celery.
  9. Bring broth to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes
  10. Add in vegetables and the cut up turkey and let simmer 5 minutes
  11. Add in rice and let simmer for 20 minutes or until rice is done.
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