What to do with a raw deboned turkey carcass?
- Crockett67 Aug 1, 2012 04:41 PM
Earlier today I was making turkey sausage with turkey breast and thigh meat and have the raw bones with a bit of meat still on them leftover. It just bugs me to throw them away. Is there anything I can do with it besides make a stock?
Or if only good for stock, perhaps could you suggest some inspiration for what to do with it? I'm just not feeling the whole turkey and kale soup or gumbo at the moment.
I just had some really good and spicy mulligatawny soup at an indian place this week. You could use turkey stock for that. But if you're not in the soup mood, just freeze the bones and pull them back out in the fall when the weather is more souplike.
Well stock is all I can think of and you can freeze it for later use in soups. Turkey stock is really delicious, in gravies and as well soups. Freeze it in ice cube trays, transfer to ziplock and add to gravies, or as a flavour enhancer in stew, use in rices, cooking pasta, potatoes.
OK, you don't want soup. That's understandable; it's summer. I'd break it up and prepare a stock then take the remaining meat from the strained bones and use it for chicken (in this case turkey) Enchilada Suiza. There's usually plenty of meat on the carcass to provide at least one meal of that variety.
If you have room in your freezer, chop it up, freeze it, and make stock with it some other time, perhaps with some chicken left-overs.