Smoked Turkey Makes A Special Pumpkin Soup
Smoked Turkey Soup One of the Best Soups You'll Ever Make
Turkey soup is a fairly common staple in American kitchens during the last week of November. Noodles, potatoes, or rice with favorite vegetables which include must-have's like onion and celery are readily available and ordinarily used in the soups. However, have you ever tried smoked turkey soup?
My husband smokes turkeys this time of year, giving us a great meal during Thanksgiving and good “extras” for use in other meals. Storing some of the meat and using it in appetizers takes us right through New Years celebrations, not to mention the quick lunch time sandwiches we can put together in a pinch.
Both the broth and the meat from a smoked turkey can be used in traditional soups. Creamed soups, vegetable soups, and noodle soups are enhanced by the rich flavor from subtly smoked turkey broth.
Smoked Turkey Makes A Special Fall Soup ↓
My favorite recipe for crisp fall weather is a pumpkin soup made with smoked turkey broth, although this is not a traditional pumpkin soup. I’ve decided to share this with you, my new hub friends, because you have become some of my favorite people.
It’s a secret though, so don’t tell just anyone. Save it for a special meal and surprise your guests with this delicious combination of holiday ingredients.
Begin by defatting the turkey broth. There are several ways to go about this but I simply collect warm drippings from the package of smoked turkey and set them in the fridge to cool.
The fat rises to the top and is easily disposed of. The broth gels and is easy to divide for immediate use or freezing. Two cups of broth are required for this quick recipe.
• Chop 1 medium onion and cook with a little olive oil to translucence in the bottom of large pot.
• Add the two cups of smoked turkey broth and 5 cups of water with a bay leaf.
• Cook on low while peeling and dicing 4 large white potatoes.
• Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are well done.
• Stir in 1 29-ounce can of pumpkin pie filling and 2 cups of finely diced smoked turkey.
• Bring to a boil, then turn to low and simmer 5 minutes.
• Turn off heat.
• Add salt and pepper to taste.
This is good enough to be an elegant company soup, filling the kitchen with a wonderful aroma that invites everyone in. Served with turkey or cheese sandwiches on hearty multi-grain bread in a beautiful tureen, the only other thing you need to satisfy family or company is pecan pie for dessert. Enjoy the compliments that come your way when you serve this pumpkin soup, as well as the pleasure of enjoying this great meal yourself!
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Can’t smoke your own turkey in order to get this special broth for your soups? No worries this Thanksgiving!
You can buy all-natural smoked flavoring that you can add to your own plain broth. It is usually found with the B-B-Q sauces and grocer’s will often special order such items if they do not ordinarily carry them.
It’s very-nearly-almost-as-good as what you get when you smoke your own Thanksgiving turkey. GIve it a try during the holidays!
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