Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Turkey Stock


The day after Thanksgiving is all about two things for me... Black Friday shopping and Leftovers.  I love using up every part of a turkey so after we devoured the breasts, legs and thighs, I know there is still a lot of meat still left on those bones.  I break up the turkey into smaller parts and make a wonderful stock to use up in other recipes.   When you make this stock and strain away the bones, you can find loads of meat to pull off the bones to use up in recipes.  I will be making a fun recipe with both the meat and stock tomorrow.  So don't just think about turkey on Thanksgiving day... think of all the wonderful dishes you can make for the entire Thanksgiving weekend.

leftover roast turkey bones broken up 
1 large onion coarsely chopped
2 stalks of celery coarsely chopped
1-2 carrots coarsely chopped
Salt and black pepper to taste
1 Tbs of garlic grated or minced
1 bay leaf
Water to fill pot above chicken (12-14 cups)


Place all ingredients into pot and bring to a boil for 30 minutes then lower the heat to a simmer and cook for 2 hours.   After stock has boiled and reduced or concentrated in flavor strain stock away from the ingredients.  Use stock immediately in any recipes, store up to 3 days chilled in fridge or up to 2-3 months frozen in freezer.  Take all meat off bones and save to use in a variety of recipes.   Enjoy.

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  1. Isn't homemade stock so much better (and less salty) than store bought stock. Even if I buy the low sodium one, it's still salty to me. Nice recipe.

  2. Looks better than storebought,now I can't wait what dish you create with this homemade turkey stock :)

  3. Thank you for the reminder! Turkey stock is just as good as Chicken stock in this house!

  4. Yes I hate having things go to waste. We aren't doing presents this year. I don't know what I will do with myself on Friday.

  5. Perfect timing! I was just looking up a turkey stock recipe for tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  6. There's no store bought stock that beats a home made one.
    Very good recipe. HAPPY THANKSGIVING>

  7. Black Friday sort of scares me, but leftovers are my JAM man! Especially homemade turkey stock; perfect for all those winter soups! Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving, Ramona! :D

  8. I love having stock on hand in the freezer. Although I will admit using the canned sometimes but there's nothing better than homemade.


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