Friday, May 06, 2011

Turkey Stock

What to do with left over Turkey? Turkey stock! This year was the first year I tried this and we loved the stock. It has a very homemade taste (which is a bonus!)


Turkey carcass (everything but meat that is edible)
2 medium carrots, thickly sliced
1 yellow onion, thickly sliced
a few celery tops, thickly sliced
Peppercorn (however much you'd like)
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon parsley (can add more if you wish)
1/2 teaspoon thyme (can add more if you wish)


In a large pot, break up turkey carcass to fit your pot. Cover with an inch of water from the top of the bones (if your bones float to the top then just push them down and eye an inch...doesn't have to be exact:)) Add carrots, onion, celery tops, peppercorn, bay leaf, parsley and thyme. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for at least 4 hours, either partially covered or entirely uncovered (this is to reduce it.)While this simmers, check it periodically and skim off the stuff that groups on the very top (I'm not sure what it's called..)

Remove all bones and big chunks of veggies, then pour through a sieve or some sort of fine strainer to take out any lumps.

Place in fridge, covered over night. Check the next day for that same stuff on top and take it off. Then your ready to use it for whatever you want!

Note: for a more concentrated stock, simmer on very low and for a longer period of time.


  1. Yummy, it looks so delicious. All I need to do is look for turkey or can we replace it with chicken? Thanks for sharing the recipe with us though

  2. Stock can be used in various forms and you may use it as a perfect soup during the dinner time. The recipe includes vegetables also, which will enhance the nutritional value.

  3. Yummy, it looks really healthy and protein filled food. Thanks for sharing the recipe, will be trying this one out soon.


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