Like its domestic counterpart, the wild turkey is a bird that keeps on giving after your Thanksgiving holiday feast and even after everyone has enjoyed having a turkey sandwich or two.
So, when your looking at what’s left of the great game bird’s carcass, it offers the final, arguably – the most delicious dish – wild turkey soup! And, WOW! Have I got a wild turkey soup recipe for you to try!
The scrumptious recipe below was given to me by my good friend and longtime turkey hunter Charles (Chuck) Kluver of Omaha, NE and I want to share it with you this Thanksgiving holiday period! Seriously, you gotta try this! Chuck says feel free to make your own adjustments to the recipe as I did.
KLUVER’S WILD TURKEY NOODLE SOUP
Serves 8. Cooking time 45 minutes
8 oz. egg noodles (Kluski egg noodles preferred)
6 C canned chicken broth
4 T butter
1 3/4 C Cooked and diced wild turkey
1 C cooked peas (optional)
4 T red/green diced peppers
3 T diced celery
1/2 tsp minced garlic
Salt/pepper to taste
Bring 2 qt of water to rapid boil. Add noodles and boil for 7-8 minutes, stirring frequently. Check for the desired tenderness. Drain and set aside keeping 2 C of the water. In large stock pot, melt butter. Add all ingredients except noodles and liquids. Cover and saute over medium heat for 10 minutes. Add noodle water, chicken broth and cooked noodles. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with warm hearth rolls or slices of homemade bread. Enjoy and happy Thanksgiving week!