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Recipe

Golden Turkey Broth

Yield: Yields about 3-1/2 quarts.

The leftover carcass from a Thanksgiving turkey is culinary gold; make this easy broth and you have the backbone of many delicious meals to come: soups, braises, you name it. You’ll get plenty of flavor using just the carcass, but if you have leftover leg and wing bones, throw them into the pot, too.

Ingredients

  • Carcass from one roasted 14- to 15-lb. turkey (meat removed), plus neck, heart, and gizzard (optional)
  • 1 large yellow onion, cut into eighths
  • 2 large celery stalks, cut into 2-inch lengths
  • 2 small carrots, cut into 2-inch lengths
  • 2 large sprigs fresh parsley
  • 2 large sprigs fresh thyme
  • 8 black peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt; more to taste

Nutritional Information

  • Nutritional Sample Size per 1 cup
  • Calories (kcal) : 45
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 15
  • Fat (g): 1.5
  • Saturated Fat (g): 0
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 0.5
  • Cholesterol (mg): 0
  • Sodium (mg): 45
  • Carbohydrates (g): 3
  • Fiber (g): 0
  • Protein (g): 5

Preparation

  • Combine all the ingredients in an 8-quart (or larger) stockpot and add cold water to cover the bones and vegetables by 1 inch (about 4-1/2 quarts). Bring just to a simmer over medium-high heat and then reduce the heat to maintain a bare simmer. Cook for 3 hours, skimming the scum occasionally with a spoon or skimmer.Using tongs or a large slotted spoon, carefully remove and discard the solids in the pot. Strain the broth through a fine strainer into another large vessel. Taste the broth; if it seems watery, simmer until concentrated to your liking. Season to taste with more salt.

    Refrigerate for up to 5 days, or freeze for up to 6 months.

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  • Analyn1975 | 11/23/2018

    I have made this recipe twice but added three additional carrots for a little sweetness. It is a winner. Instead of discarding the strainings and solids, I give them to my Rottweilers.
    Thank you,
    Analyn from Southeast Asia.

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