Boring turkey soup
Help! I made some turkey soup with leftover white meat, barley, kale, homemade chicken stock and various veggies - carrots, onion, celery, the usual. And it's BORING!
Any suggestions on how to liven things up?
Thanks ever so.
A drizzle of rice vinegar or lemon juice will enhance the flavor of almost any soup or stew. It wakes up your taste buds to the flavors of ingredients already present.
A couple pinches of MSG does wonders too.
I've always found that if I saute the carrots, onion, and celery beforehand, then add the stock, it has better flavor. Not just a boiled vegetable taste. Do you go that route? Won't help you this time, but try it next time.
Otherwise, as suggested, more salt or a couple of teaspoons of Better Than Bouillon turkey or chicken paste.
I was going to suggest a combination of what was already suggested by others
#1 salt, lack of salt in soup can make it very bland
#2 acid - lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, etc can do wonders
If it is a big batch and you're worried about experimenting, put some soup in a small bowl and add whatever you decide to try to see if it fixes it before you add to the whole pot.