Thursday, February 23, 2012

Low Carb Smoked Turkey Chowder

My husband smoked a turkey for a family gathering and I had some turkey left over and the bones.  So I made this.  Was very good.  It went well with the Low Carb Cheddar and Garlic Biscuits. My husband wanted me to call it Turkey Carcass Soup:)

Smoked Turkey Chowder
1 turkey carcass
About 3 cups smoked turkey, cut up
4 cups of turkey broth
1 16oz package of cauliflower
2 celery stalks, chopped
4 slices of bacon, cut up
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp ground sage
1 cup heavy cream
2-3 tsp guar gum

I put the turkey carcass in a big stock pot.  Added water until bones covered.  Bring to a boil then put on medium heat and simmered for 3 hours.  Use a mesh strainer in a bowl.  Pour out liquid.  If there is still meat on bones, debone and use in soup, then throw the bones in the trash.  Reserve the liquid.

Use the same pot, add bacon.  Cook until crispy and brown.  Pour out all but 1 Tbsp of rendered fat.  Add celery.  Saute until tender.  Add broth(if not 4 cups add water to make 4 cups), cauliflower, chicken, salt, pepper, thyme, and sage.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer until veggies are tender, about 5 minutes.  Sprinkle gaur gum on top and stir in.  Simmer until soup thickens to desire, about 2 minutes.  Add cream and simmer until heated throughly before serving.

8-1 1/4 cup servings
Each serving: Calories 240, Fat 16.5g, Carbs 4.6g, Fiber 2.3g, Protein 18.6g, Net Carbs 2.3g
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