Some people associate turkey with Thanksgiving, but incorporating turkey into your meals all year round is not only delicious, but adds a healthy protein to your diet.
During December, we are serving the Creamy Herbed Turkey Soup all month long, as if you weren’t sick of turkey from Thanksgiving already, we gave you a few new ways to enjoy turkey – in your soup and your salad with our Smoked Turkey Spinach Salad. It’s like sitting down to a holiday dinner! Tender pieces of turkey, tart dried cranberries and spices compbine to create the flavor of this festive soup!
Creamy Herbed Turkey
1 lb. turkey breast meat
Cook turkey in an oven. Slice into bite size pieces. You will add it to the finished soup.
1 ½ cups ¼” diced carrot
1 ½ cups ¼” diced celery
8 cups water
Heat water to a boil. Cook the carrots and celery for 8 minutes until soft. Strain and cool in cold water. You will add these to the finished soup.
½ lb. butter or margarine
2 Tablespoons minced garlic
2 cups ¼” diced yellow onion
1 cup ¼” diced celery
1 cup ¼” diced carrot
In a pot, melt the butter. Add the garlic, onion, carrot & celery. Sauté for 5 minutes.
1 ½ cups white flour
Stir in flour and continue to cook for 5 minutes on low-medium heat.
8 cups water
5 Tablespoons turkey base
Add the water and turkey base. Blend with a hand held mixer until smooth.
6 cups water
1 ½ tsp. kosher salt
1 ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
1 tsp. dried sage
1 tsp. dried marjoram
½ tsp. dried rosemary
½ tsp. dried thyme
Add water, herbs and spices. Heat to 190 degrees or a low simmer. Cook for 10 minutes on medium heat until thickened.
2 cups heavy cream
½ cup chopped Italian parsley
1/3 cup diced dried cranberries (Craisins)
Cooked carrots and celery
Cooked & sliced turkey breast meat
Add cream, parsley, turkey meat, cranberries, cooked carrots and celery. Stir to combine. Cook on medium heat for 2 minutes. Yields 5 quarts.
At Souplantation/ Sweet Tomatoes, we serve ours with stuffing, that is optional at your house.