Heidi Hoerman Recipe

Turkey Neck Soup

By Heidi Hoerman heidicookssupper

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
6 to 8
Prep Time:
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Heidi's Story

Turkey necks are often very inexpensive and make an excellent, tasty broth for soup.

This recipe adds leeks, mushrooms, wild rice, and brown rice to the turkey stock for a hearty thick soup.


2 lb
turkey necks
2 medium
onions, peeled and quartered
2 medium
carrots, scrubbed and cut into 1 inch pieces
2 large
stalks celery, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 tsp
pepper corns
2 to 4
bay leaves, lightly crushed
2 tsp
water to cover all ingredients
2 Tbsp
olive oil
3 clove
garlic, thinly sliced or shaved
1 large
leek, sliced and well washed
12 large
2/3 c
brown rice
1/3 c
wild rice
salt and pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large soup pot, put turkey necks, onions, carrots, celery, pepper corns, bay leaves, and salt. Pour water into the pot until all ingredients are covered.
Bring the mixture to a boil and then either simmer on stop of the stove or put a 350 degree oven. Simmer for 3 to 4 hours or until the broth is well flavored.
Remove the turkey necks from the broth. When they are cool enough to handle, remove the meat from the bones and set aside. Discard the bones and any fatty or tough bits.
Pour the broth through a strainer and set aside. Discard the onions, celery, carrots, peppercorns, and bay leaf.
In the now empty soup pot, heat olive oil and saute the shaved garlic leeks and mushroom until wilted.
Add the rice, turkey meat and broth to the leeks and mushrooms. Bring to a simmer and continue to cook on top of the stove or place in a 350 degree oven for 1 1/2 hours or until the rice is fully cooked.
Adjust the taste with salt and pepper.

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    Heidi Hoerman heidicookssupper - Oct 11, 2011
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    Terrie Hoelscher Blessed1 - Oct 11, 2011
    Looks delicious! The neck is THE BEST part of the turkey. I love the dark meat, and the neck is usually full of good, tender meat.
    Great recipe, Heidi! It's "saved"!
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    Heidi Hoerman heidicookssupper - Oct 11, 2011
    Thanx, Terry. That's why broth made with turkey necks is soooo tasty.
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    Juliann Esquivel Juliann - Oct 11, 2011
    Excellent recipe Heidi, I always save the turkey necks at Thanksgiving to make turkey broth for soup. This recipe looks wonderful. I can just taste it. It's printed and saved. LOL
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    Terrie Hoelscher Blessed1 - Oct 11, 2011
    I must ask, Heidi, since I have never, ever bought or cooked w/ a leek: how much of it do you use? The entire white bulb AND the green stalk (after it's trimmed clean)? or just the white bulb part? I keep saying I'm going to try a leek, but never knew how to use them! I'm about to learn something new here. ha!