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Smoked Turkey Broth

laredo Nov 26, 2011 06:13 PM

Will a smoked turkey (commercially smoked over hickory for four days) carcass make a good broth?

Thanks for your help.

  1. sbp Nov 26, 2011 06:19 PM

    Yes, depending on what you plan to use it for. When I smoke, I'll occasionally catch the drippings and save the carcass for stock, which I'll freeze. But I use it primarily for sauces (think BBQ sauce base).

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      smtucker Nov 26, 2011 06:56 PM

      Yes. I smoke my turkey over cherry wood and always use the carcass to make stock. I use Ruhlman's oven method [ruhlman.com.] It is one of the highlights of the season. It makes a particularly good Pasta e Fagioli soup, and of course, a wonderful veloute for turkey pot pie.

      1. weezieduzzit Nov 26, 2011 06:58 PM

        I think it would be great in a bean soup, split pea soup, etc.

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