Growing up I was never a fan of the leftover turkey soup which alway found it’s way to our table after Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Not that it wasn’t good. I just found it really boring.
If you like your meals to be a bit more interesting, you’ll most definitely enjoy this, my version of leftover turkey soup much more.
No need for boring leftover turkey. Throw it in this easy to make soup!
Make this leftover turkey soup recipe your own…
I like to think of new ways to use up left-over turkey. When you cook as much curry as I do, it’s not difficult.
So you can and should do the same with this leftover turkey soup recipe. The basics are there but use this recipe as a guide and add more or less of the spice and chillies to taste.
You could add more chilli powder to taste for example as I do.
Making the stock for this leftover turkey soup…
This is meant to be an easy post-Christmas recipe that you can quickly throw together.
So use chicken stock or even stock cubes if that is more convenient.
But if you really want this leftover turkey soup to be amazing, make your own turkey stock! It’s easy and there is a lot less waste.
Just remove as much meat as you can from the carcass. Then simply add a couple chopped carrots, 2 chopped onions, a couple celery sticks, two inches of ginger sliced into coin shapes and smashed, six smashed cloves of garlic and enough water to cover/ Add a handful of chopped coriander (cilantro) and simmer for 2 to 4 hours. Easy!
Pour the stock through a sieve and use immediately in this leftover turkey soup, store in the fridge for up to three days or freeze.
Step by step photographs…
Infuse the mustard seeds in oil over high heat until they begin to crackle.
Reduce the heat to medium-high and add the curry leaves. Allow to infuse into the sauce for about 30 seconds.
Stir in the chopped onion and fry for about 5 minutes or until soft and translucent. Add the garlic and ginger pate along with the chopped chillies.
Stir in the stock, soy sauce, sugar and coconut milk. Bring to a boil and then add the turkey meat. Simmer for 5 minutes.
Season with salt to taste and garnish with chilli flakes and coriander.
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