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Turkey Pho

Turkey Pho


Whenever I cook turkey or chicken I like to save the bones and store them in the freezer until I have enough to make some stock. I had finally saved up enough turkey bones to make some turkey stock and I knew exactly what I wanted to use it for. I had come across the idea of using leftover turkey and turkey stock to make a turkey pho a while ago that sounded really good. I had been wanting to try making a pho for a long time and now was the perfect opportunity. Pho is a Vietnamese rice noodle soup with a clear broth that is commonly flavoured with star anise, cloves, cinnamon and charred ginger. Beef is more commonly used but any meat will do and this time leftover turkey was on the menu. Once the stock was made it was pretty easy to infuse it with the star anise and other pho flavourings and the rest of the soup was a piece of cake to make. The leftover turkey pho turned out great! It was nice and light and fresh and I really enjoyed the star anise flavoured turkey broth. One of the things that I liked most about the pho was all of the fresh garnishes as they reminded me of warmer days. I will definitaly be making pho again and I think that next time I will be try the more classic beef version.

Ingredients:
6 cups turkey stock
4 star anise
4 cloves
1 stick cinnamon
1 teaspoon peppercorns
2 shallots (cut in half and charred)
1 knob ginger (peeled and charred)
3 tablespoons fish sauce
1 tablespoon palm sugar (or brown sugar)
4 servings rice noodles (cooked as directed on package)
2 cups turkey (cooked, shredded and warmed)
4 handfuls beansprouts (blanched)
4 green onions (sliced)
2 handfuls Thai basil (thinly sliced)
2 handfuls cilantro
2 jalapeno peppers (sliced)
2 limes (sliced)
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons chili sauce

Directions:
1. Simmer the turkey stock, star anise, cloves, cinnamon, peppercorns, shallots, ginger, fish sauce and palm sugar for 30 minutes.
2. Strain the solids from the broth and discard.
3. Place one serving of noodles in each bowl along with 1/4 of the turkey meat and bean sprouts.
4. Pour the broth over the noodles and top with the green onions, Thai basil, cilantro, jalapeno peppers, lime slices, hoisin sauce and chili sauce.

Similar Recipes:
Pho Bo (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup)
Turkey Ramen
Turkey Congee (Rice Porridge)
Turkey White Chili

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45 comments:

Rita said...

I made Pho just today as well! Never made it with turkey though, nice change.

Amanda said...

Oh how weird. It was so cold yesterday we were thinking about ordering pho out. I think making this with turkey meatballs would also be a really good option.

Mila said...

Kevin, Pho was on my menu for this weekend! It's one of my favorite go to soups! Your pictures always make me want to eat!

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

What a great idea of making pho with Turkey instead! Argh, I have been wanting to make some Turkey stock but I never have any Turkey bones....

Steph said...

I love pho! Homemade stock is the best, it tastes so much cleaner.

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Wonderful how the spices turn the usual chicken and turkey stock into pho stock. I really have to scour the Asian markets at this time of year to have any hope of finding great fresh herbs for pho -- not that I ever mind a trip to the Asian grocery store! Happy new year!

Lorraine E said...

Great idea for a cleaning meal after the Christmas indulgence Kevin! :)

TBC said...

Best wishes for a joyous and peaceful 2009, Kevin.

Marjie said...

What's not to love about something so bright and colorful? I love seeing what you've dreamed up for dinner!

Katrina said...

I've never had Pho, but it sure looks good!
And the quesadilla's, YUMMY!
You sure know how to use up the leftovers!
Happy New Year, Kevin!

kickpleat said...

mmm, pho is one of my favorites! lovely. i just wish i had some leftover turkey!

Captain Hunger said...

Homemade soup stock rules! My turkey bones are in the freezer, so I will definitely try to give this pho a whirl. Thanks for the recipe.

biz319 said...

That looks great Kevin! Haven't used star anise before and haven't ordered pho in a restaurant. Thanks for the recipe!

Andrea said...

I love making stock, it's such a special treat when I get around to doing it. This looks just wonderful!

Paula said...

I love pho, but have never had it with turkey. I should do a better job of saving the bones for stock like you do. This is a great idea for using turkey ... YUM!

Big Boys Oven said...

wow! this is really cool, new imagine of thie turkey pho, very creative! must be awesomely delicious!

Sharon said...

Vietnamese? LOVE IT!

Esi said...

Pho is one of my most favorite foods. I love this turkey version.

iska said...

Turkey broth... sounds really yummy!
And that looks YUM indeed :-)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Wonderful, as always!

Happy New Year!

Cheers,

Rosa

Lori said...

Ooh, love pho...never thought to use turkey though, great idea! Happy New Year Kevin!!

Pam said...

I have decided that Pho is my favorite soup. I'll have to try it with some of the leftover turkey that I have stored in my fridge.

Fearless Kitchen said...

I love pho, and like most other commenters I've never seen it done with turkey. That's a great idea! Charing the ginger is an interesting idea too.

Hayley said...

So fresh...Happy New Years!

Darius T. Williams said...

Tons of flavor! Love this sir!

-Darius
www.everydaycookin.com

meeso said...

Happy New Year... Can't wait to see another year of amazing posts!

Elra said...

Delicious!

Happy new year Kevin.
Best of luck for year 2009.
Cheers,
Elra

Cheryl said...

Only you would think of making Turkey Pho! My Mother in Law would love it!

No Thyme To Cook said...

I never had Pho, but I'm going to have to, yours looks fantastic!

Happy New Year!

Maya said...

Looks wonderful Kevin!

Maria said...

I have never made pho! I better get on it! It looks fabulous! Happy New Year to you!

Jessica@Foodmayhem said...

I love pho! Never thought of turkey pho though...

Sandie said...

Happy New Year, Kevin! Hope your 2009 is full of the things you treasure most.

ttfn300 said...

i've never tried this dish, but it looks fantastic :)

Jan said...

I have never had this dish but it sounds wonderful.

Wishing you a delicious New Year, Kevin

Natashya said...

I love Asian soups.
This one looks so fresh and tasty, great use of the leftovers!
Have a wonderul New Year, Kevin.

gaga said...

I love pho but have never had turkey pho! What a great idea. I'm sick right now, so this would really hit the spot...

elly said...

I have never seen pho with turkey but it sounds great. I LOVE pho and get it often for lunch when it's cold out!

Helene said...

That Pho looks so good. I never made it but it looks so easy to make.

Lori said...

That looks really good and healthy!

Jaime said...

i've had beef pho and chicken pho but never turkey pho - i don't see why not though! perfect for a cold day. looks great

Anonymous said...

Great recipe!

I have never charred the shallot and ginger before..everyone loved this..we added lots of crushed red pepper and chile garlic sauce..it was so yummy! Thanks for posting!

Ruth Daniels said...

Fabulous way to start Presto Pasta Nights in 2009...healthy and delicious. Thanks for sharing a great dish.

tigerfish said...

very ingenious!

yoch said...

Was on my way to making "standard fare soup" with my leftover Thanksgiving turkey stock I defrosted today when I came across this. Amazingly, I had almost all the ingredients on hand. Came out fantastic!

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