I’m all about using every single bit of a turkey, and this carcass soup recipe is perfect. It’s really simple to prepare and can be left to just boil away while you’re doing something else.
This is delicious and can be easily frozen for another day. Win!
It does take some prep and cooking time, 2 and half hours really, but you don’t have to be slaving away with it. Leaving it to cook is perfect, as you get all the meat off the bone without having to even touch the carcass yourself.
Turkey Carcass Soup
250g Potatoes 31p
125g Carrots 31p
100g Frozen Onion 15p
100g Cabbage 31p
400g Tin Tomatoes 34p
1 tsp Worchester sauce 2p
Total: £1.48 = 37p a head for 4 people
Put the turkey carcass into a large stockpot. I used my wok as that’s the only thing I had large enough. Pour in enough water to reach the top of the pot and bring to the boil. (My carcass wasn’t fully in the water, but it still worked perfectly.)
Cook for around 1 hour, until all the meat, has fallen off the bones.
Remove the carcass and chop off any remaining meat.
Strain the broth through a fine sieve into a clean cooking pot. Add the chopped turkey and bring to the boil.
Reduce the heat and stir all the other ingredients, including the potatoes.
Leave to simmer till the vegetables are tender. Normally another hour.
Serve piping hot.
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This is the perfect soup made from bones that most cooks discard.
Another way to do this is to take all the meat off the carcass directly dinner is over and cut the bones into manageable sized pieces.
Add them all to your slow cooker before you go to bed, on low, and sieve in the morning when you wake up.
You can either freeze that as stock or throw in the above ingredients and leave on low all day, ready for the perfect soup that night. Win-win!