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MRI_Guy 11-25-2010 08:38 PM

Great Use Leftover Smoked Turkey
This recipe has the Harbormaster seal of approval.

I picked up this recipe from one of my favorite butcher shops in Alaska last week and made it for today's family gathering using leftover Beer Butt chicken - which worked pretty well in place of smoked turkey (which I don't have any of yet......)

Jerry's Smoked Turkey & Wild Rice Soup

2 Cups Smoked Turkey
10 Slices bacon
2 Tbsp Pimiento
8 Cups chicken broth or stock
1 Cup long grain or jasmine white rice
3/4 Cup Wild Rice
1 Cup finely-chopped green onions
1 1/2 stick butter or margarine
1 Cup flour
1tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp Poultry seasoning
2 Cups half-and-half
1/2 Cup heavy whipping cream

Cut turkey into cubes and refrigerate while preparing soup.

Cook bacon until crisp. When cool, crumble the bacon and set aside while prepping the soup.

Chop pimiento and set aside.

Combine broth, rice & onions in large pot. Bring to a boil and immediately reduce to simmer. Simmer covered for 30-45 minutes or until rice is tender.

Melt butter. Stir in flour and seasonings with whisk. Simmer over low hear, stirring constantly until smooth.

Stir half-and-half and cream into flour mixture and continue stirring for about two minutes until thickened.

Stir cream mixture, a little at a time, into broth/rice/onion mixture.

Add turkey, bacon, and chopped pimiento, and heat through.

bigabyte 11-25-2010 08:42 PM

Thanks for sharing.:thumb: I do like to make soups and gumbo from leftovers.

Ron_L 11-25-2010 08:47 PM

That sounds good! Thanks, Clark!

MRI_Guy 11-25-2010 09:02 PM

It looks like from reading another thread - ALOT of us can expect to have a bunch of leftovers if we smoked our turkeys..............


Harbormaster 11-25-2010 10:18 PM


Originally Posted by Ron_L (Post 1467375)
That sounds good! Thanks, Clark!

I just gave it my seal of approval. MRI_Guy cooked it.
And it was really, really good.
I just wish we could have stayed longer.
Happy Thanksgiving all!

swibirun 11-26-2010 12:10 AM

This sounds like a better version of the one my mom makes (and her's is quite good). If I have any left after making hot browns, I'm making this. Thanks for sharing!

Ron_L 11-26-2010 08:26 AM


Originally Posted by Harbormaster (Post 1467434)
I just gave it my seal of approval. MRI_Guy cooked it.
And it was really, really good.
I just wish we could have stayed longer.
Happy Thanksgiving all!

OK... Thanks, MRI_Guy! :-D

BTW, does this have the Good Gnomekeeping Seal of Approval, too?

TN_BBQ 11-26-2010 09:52 AM

We always make gumbo.

blackdog043 11-26-2010 11:30 AM

Sounds good, Thanks.

Jay Bird 11-26-2010 01:32 PM

Soup was the plan. Yours will be in the pot.

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