17 Nov 2014

Food - A Taste of Home -

Turkey ABC Soup

Fellow Singaporean Eloise shares her recipe for Turkey ABC Soup. It's your comfort food with a Thanksgiving twist!




2 Turkey Drumsticks, 2 Turkey whole wings, 1/4 of a Turkey breast (a total of almost 6 pounds of meat including skin and bones)

2 bags of Baby Carrots

2 small bags of multi-colored small Heirloom Potatoes including golden, purple and red ones

1 Cauliflower, cut off and discard the leaves and the big stem in the middle; break off the individual florets by hand; do not cut the cauliflower with a knife or it will make a mess

1 big Yellow Onion, sliced into wedges

2 sticks of Celery, sliced thinly

1/3 of a Summer sausage, cut into 1 cm wide chunks or cubes

3 Wedges of Garlic, sliced thinly

1 bag of Frozen Peas, thawed under cold running water in a colander

1 bag of Frozen Sweet Corn, thawed under cold running water in a colander


5 stalks of Cilantro, chopped finely


4 Sprits of Dill, chopped finely

1 packet of Swanson’s Organic Chicken broth with reduced fats and reduced salt


Boiling water


1. Add the turkey meat and bones into a big pasta or soup pot.
2. Bring the water to a boil
3. Add the carrots, potatos, cauliflower, and more boiling water to cover everything
4. Add onion, celery and the chiken broth, bring to a quick boil, then turn the heat down to a little above the low setting to simmer the soup white it bubbles a little
5. Simmer the soup for 1 to 1 ½ hours
6. Fry the sausage in a non-stick frying pan without adding oil. When the sausage turns crispy and golden brown on its edges, add garlic slices and fry quickly till the garlic slices are slightly golden brown on their edges
7. Add the sausages and garlic to the soup after it has been simmered
8. Add some brother to the frying pan to mix in the remaining sausage grease then pour that back into the soup to flavor the soup
9. When meat reaches 180 degrees on the outside, and the meat under the skin is no longer pink, add the peas, carrots, cilantro and dill just before turning off the heat when you are ready to serve the soup

Recipe adapted from Eloise.
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