What to do with Turkey Stock
So thanks to those of you who helped me with turkey stock advice. I have TONS. any recipes for what to do with it? i can make multiple soups, etc. so if they taste different that'd be cool! it may taste a bit thanksgiving-y since there was sage and thyme cooked into the turkey/carcass although there was no extra added to the stock. THANKS!!! If I was doing thanksgiving at home I know I could use it for dishes there, but I'm traveling so these today were the only turkeys im going to make.
Use it anywhere you'd use chicken stock for a different flavor. Cook rice in it. Cook dried beans in it to give them a flavor boost. Use it as a liquid ingredient in stuffing. A million household uses!!
My favorite thing to do with my Thanksgiving turkey stock (and leftover meat) is to make gumbo, putting in sausage and shrimp. For two reasons: I love gumbo, and it doesn't taste like Thanksgiving recycled!
it was cold and we all have colds so i made good old turkey noodle tonight but there's still more left so i will try. i really appreciate it.
I think the heartier flavor of turkey stock demands a heartier soup. I love to make Turkey Barley soup bits of meat left on the Thanksgiving turkey carcass.
To get you started, here's a link to a pretty basic recipe:
To personalize this, you could add diced Roma tomatoes, sliced mushrooms, a couple tablespoons of dry Sherry -- whatever appeals.
Consider adding a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice to the soup. I find a little bit of lemon juice brightens flavor without making food taste overtly lemony. (I'm a great fan of lemon juice; I've been known to add a few drops of lemon juice to mashed potatoes.)