How do you make turkey soup from your leftovers? It is so simple. Just follow these quick and easy steps and you’ll have your house smelling great and your soup ready in a few hours.
1. Remove any excess fat from your turkey carcass
2. Cut the carcass into manageable sized pieces (I quarter my carcass)
3. Take 3 carrots, 2 sticks of celery, 1/2 yellow onion, 2″ fresh ginger. Slice the carrots, celery and onion into bite sized pieces. Peel the ginger and cut it up into small pieces.
4. Add the carrots, onion, celery and ginger to a stock pot with 2 teaspoons olive or grapeseed oil. Saute over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring to avoid burning.
5. Add the turkey to the pot. Cover the turkey with cold water and add 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar. Toss in a teaspoon or so of dried thyme. You can also add salt and pepper or add this later.
6. Turn heat up to high and allow liquid to boil. Drop heat to medium-low and simmer for three hours, covered. After thirty minutes, check to see if there is any nasty scum on top of the soup. There probably won’t be much but if there is any, just scoop it off with a spoon.
7. Once your soup is finished. Remove the bones and any meat that looks “undesirable” (my kids don’t like anything with fat on it).
8. Season with additional salt and pepper if necessary.