Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Turkey Pozole Soup

Here’s a tasty option for that leftover turkey from Thanksgiving. This is a spin off a traditional Mexican soup, typically made with pork.

4-6 Servings

½ Tbs1p oil
1 large carrot, diced
1 large celery stalk, diced
8 cups of chicken broth
1 red onion, sliced
5 large garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp dried Oregano
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp red pepper flakes
2 Bay leaves (remove before serving)
3 15 oz cans of hominy, drained & rinsed (use 2 cans as is; puree one can)
1 cup cooked turkey, cubed or shredded
1 small can of diced fire roasted chiles
Fresh lime juice from 1-2 limes

Topping options:
Romaine lettuce
Diced tomatoes
Diced avocado
Sliced radishes
Sliced jalapenos
Chopped cilantro
Lime wedges
Crushed tortilla chips
Crumbled queso fresco

In a large pot over med-high heat, add oil with carrots and celery. Cook for about 5 minutes. Add broth and ingredients through Bay leaves. Simmer for 15 minutes. Add hominy, turkey and chiles. Simmer for 5 more minutes. Add lime juice before serving.

Spoon soup into shallow bowls and top with a variety of toppings, or serve toppings on the table and allow everyone to create their own topping combinations.

Enjoyed the soup with warm tortillas or cheese quesadillas.

1 comment:

  1. Now... for a very interesting hint: replace the hominy with chick peas (not canned; use dried, soaked over night). Why? because chickpeas are the healthiest in the bean or legume family with the highest levels of dietary fiber... Aside from corn hair and corn fungus or (corn smut), corn is bad for your health. You can prepare a tizana with corn hair... Although corn smut (Huitlacoche in Mexico) looks horrible, it is incredible for your health and for your skin... and incredibly delicious... Believe it or not, I mixed it into my Thai red curry sauce and found that it combined wonderfully... Look up Corn Smut/Huitlacoche on Google and you'll find some interesting information... as for recipes, they are limited to quesadillas or soup with epazote... possibly with chicken... I prepare it with Setas (a form of tree fungus if I'm correct), crimini mushrooms, sweet corn, epazote, possibly with summer squash, chicken... don't remember what else... Alzheimers again...