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Nov 15, 2007 06:56 PM

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.

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  1. 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!!

    1. I always make Mulligatawny Soup with mine. Just be sure you don't buy sweetened coconut milk.

      1. 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!

        1. yummy thanks!

          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.

          1. 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.)