The best way to use up holiday leftovers! Waste not, want not! Turkey Broth made from leftover Christmas or Thanksgiving turkey. A tasty soup broth full of nutrients and full of flavor. Because you are tired of turkey, it's perfect for freezing for later!
Servings 6 people
- 1 turkey carcass
- 4 litres of water
- 1 onion chopped in half
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 stalks of celery
- 1 carrot chopped in half
- 10 peppercorns
- 2 sprigs of parsley and thyme
- salt and pepper to taste
Place the turkey carcass in a large stockpot or dutch oven. Break down the carcass if necessary to fit into the pot. Add water, herbs and vegetables and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and allow to simmer for 2 hours.
When broth is done, strain it and remove any turkey pieces that can be chopped and put back into the soup. I usually strain the broth once with a colander to remove the big pieces, then a second time through a cheesecloth for a clear broth. Season to taste.
Keep broth refrigerated until ready to use.