Monday, November 29, 2010

Turkey noodle soup

I don’t think I’ve ever failed to have turkey soup after Thanksgiving. It’s always different because of available ingredients. This time around there were roasted mushrooms to add to it. Other than that it was typical stuff: carrot, onion, celery, turkey (duh!), and noodles. I like the yolk-less ones. They are light and lovely. One thing about the noodles: so that they don’t absorb too much of the broth and become mushy, I cook them to order; just what I need for two servings at a time.

What you see above was a delightful Sunday lunch. Peter made a turkey waldorf salad and we plated it up side by side with some green papaya sauerkraut and sliced apple.

Turkey noodle soup
1-2 tbsp olive oil
½ medium onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
2 medium carrots, sliced thin
2-3 cloves garlic, smashed and left intact
large pinches of salt and pepper to taste
½ cup mushrooms, quartered
2 cups each turkey and chicken stock
2 cups turkey, cut into 1/2” pieces
cooked egg noodles
1 tsp butter per serving

Heat the oil in a large sauté pan. Add onion, celery, carrots, garlic, and salt and pepper. Saute over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and stock. Bring to a simmer. Cover and reduce heat. Let simmer 15 minutes. Add turkey meat and stir together. Remove from heat and allow to cool before refrigerating or freezing.

When ready to serve, boil the noodles in lightly salted water. Drain and place them in heated serving bowls. Add soup and mount in 1 tsp butter for each portion.


Pam said...

I wish I had a big bowl for lunch right now... it looks great.

Pam said...

Way to go with the soup! It looks delicious with those large egg noodles. They are so hard to find here. It's the perfect lunch for using up the turkey!

Karen said...

My dad always used to make turkey soup with dumplings after Thanksgiving. He hasn't done so in a long time, and this reminds me that we need to restart that tradition. The soup sounds delicious!

Velva said...

Very nice!!! I must 5-lbs of turkey left in the refrigerator and this is a great idea. Thanks for sharing.


Jenn said...

I always make a turkey soup too! This one sounds really good. I love the addition of the mushrooms!

Jeannie said...

Sounds delicious and great for cold days to warm the tummy! Yum!

Chris said...

I think this is the first year I didn't make wild rice turkey soup afterward. I did make 2 quarts of turkey stock but it has gotten used in everything except soup.

Your turkey noodle sure sounds and looks heart warming.

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