Hello there, fellow night owls! Today’s post is going up a bit late, but here it is, as promised in my Turkey Chowder recipe post: how to make a delicious turkey stock using your leftover turkey bones. Well, not just bones….your leftover turkey carcass. However, that’s just not a pleasant way to think about it, so let’s call it bones from here on out. This turkey stock recipe may not come with appetizing photos, but TRUST ME, it is DELISH! So save a bit of turkey and the turkey bones on Thanksgiving Day, because you will definitely want to boil up this turkey stock and make our family’s Turkey Chowder the next day. Doesn’t it look yummy? I always loved it when my mom made it.
Now let’s get on to the HOW of making turkey stock. These pictures are not appetizing. They just aren’t. There is really no way to make a turkey carcass attractive. Blech. But it TASTES good, so that’s all that matters! I will give you a quick rundown and then exact details at the bottom of the post.
Stick your turkey….errrr…..bones into a large pot. Fill the pot with cold water until it is about 1 inch above the bones.
Now add dried spices: parsley flakes, onion flakes, celery flakes, and pepper. (I’m sure you could use fresh ingredients as well.)
Bring the mixture to a simmer and allow it to simmer for 4+ hours. The house will start to smell completely delish!
Use tongs to remove the bones and throw them away. Now place a mesh strainer over a large container and pour the mixture into the strainer so that it pulls out the excess fat, spices, etc. and only leaves behind the broth.
Yum yum. Now you are ready to cook!!
- turkey carcass
- cold water
- 1 Tablespoon dried parsley flakes
- 1 Tablespoon dried onion flakes
- 1 Tablespoon dried celery flakes
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- Place the turkey carcass into a large pot.
- Fill the pot with cold water until it rests one inch above the turkey carcass.
- Add all of the spices to the pot.
- Place the pot onto the stovetop and bring the water to a simmer.
- Simmer for 4+ hours.
- Use tongs to remove the carcass and throw it away.
- Place a mesh strainer on top of a large container in the sink (to prevent spills and splashing).
- Pour the mixture into the strainer to remove excess fat and other items from the turkey stock.
- You now have a hearty,delicious turkey stock that you can use for cooking!