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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Turkey Soup Time!

I went out of town the morning after Thanksgiving to make a quick visit to Charlotte (pictures to follow). Luckily I knew about my Slow Soupers Soup one week early. It was Jerry's turn to select his favorite soup, and picked a soup that can be made with leftover turkey. I used my leftovers a week earlier.

This is just right for this Sunday's Super Soup! If you are tired of turkey sandwiches... this is your recipe.

Mexican Turkey Soup
1-1/2 cups fresh corn niblets (frozen will work but thaw first)
1 pint cherry tomatoes
1 tsp vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped green onions, white and light-green parts only; reserve dark-green ends to garnish
2 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp finely chopped, canned chipotle peppers
4 cups chicken stock (or if you have time, try making your own turkey stock)
3/4 cups shredded, cooked turkey
1 ripe avocado
2 limes
2 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tbsp finely chopped, fresh cilantro
In a large pot, dry-roast corn over high heat until lightly charred. Set aside in a small bowl. Repeat process with tomatoes. Using same pot, saute onion, garlic and chipotle peppers in vegetable oil over medium heat. Add turkey and stock and bring almost to a boil then reduce heat to simmer. Roughly chop tomatoes and add (with juices) to pot along with corn. Season with salt and pepper.
In a small bowl, mash avocado with a fork. Mix in juice from 1/2 of one lime and mayonnaise. Stir in chopped cilantro and season with salt and pepper. Serve soup topped with avocado cream, finely chopped dark-green onions and a wedge of lime.
My avocado was a little firm so I didn't make the avocado cream; instead served ours with sliced avocados and a sprig of cilantro. This is perfect for a turkey twist.
Y'all enjoy!


Char said...

yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuummmm - you do the best recipes

justabeachkat said...

Now that's my kind of soup!!


Leigh said...

Always so pretty!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

YUMMY! We love turkey soup here. In fact, I made some yesterday but didn't follow any recipe. Just used what was in the pantry that I thought would work. And it was wonderful.
I will have to try your recipe too! I love avacado!
Have a great week!

artgirlATL said...

looks yummy. Happy Late Turkey Day.

Erik said...

A great switch from the typical turkey soups that get made after Thanksgiving. Nice twist!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Sounds so good. It would taste good here as it is very cold today..m.

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