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Turkey Barley Soup

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“I always make this soup after the holidays when I have a nice, meaty turkey carcass for making stock. You can get a lot of servings out of it simply by increasing the amount of water used. This recipe was developed in the tests kitchens of Homemakers Magazine.”
3hrs 10mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Break up the turkey carcass to fit a large saucepan; cover with water.
  2. Add onion, carrots and celery.
  3. Cover and bring to a boil.
  4. Skim any scum that rises to the top; discard.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 2 hours.
  6. Strain soup into another large saucepan, reserving the carcass but discarding the vegetables.
  7. Return the stock to simmer; stir in barley and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes.
  8. Add diced carrots, onion and turnip and simmer for a further 30 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
  9. Add turkey.
  10. Season well with salt and pepper and garnish with parsley.

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