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White Bean, Sausage, Smoked Turkey Soup w/ Aveluk
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Slow Cooker Crock Pot
smoked turkey leg with bone
mild italian sausage, raw
white onion, chopped
chicken stock (better than bouillon)
fresh tarragon leaves, chopped
fresh italian parsley, chopped
fresh sage leaves, chopped
aveluk (braided, dried curly dock - found in armenian markets - also grows wild in some places)
olive oil, extra virgin
How to Make White Bean, Sausage, Smoked Turkey Soup w/ Aveluk
1Wash, then soak beans overnight. In the morning, prepare them per package directions with no salt.
2When beans are tender, put in the turkey leg, whole. Add water to just submerge the turkey.
3Simmer on very low 2 or 3 hours, adding water if necessary. I used the slow cooker setting on my rice cooker for this.
4When the meat is falling off the turkey bone, use a pair of tongs to pull out the tendons, and the skin (unless you like the skin).
5Use a pair of kitchen shears to cut the meat into spoon size chunks while it's still in the pot - or pull it out and cut it on a chopping board. Your choice.
6Leave the big bone in the soup the whole time!
7Cook onion, celery, and carrot in a pan until golden, then add to pot.
8Deglaze pan with white wine. Add to pot.
9Remove casings from sausage, and divide into bite sized bits. Cook over low to medium heat until golden. Add to pot.
10Deglaze pan with chicken stock. Add to pot.
11Tie a string around the thyme sprigs. Add to pot with dried bay laurel leaves. (If you use fresh bay laurel, use less.)
12Finely chop remaining herbs and garlic. Add to pot. (I keep whole peeled garlic cloves covered with olive oil in a jar in the refrigerator - which is the reason for the 1 tsp olive oil).
13Simmer on very low at least an hour or two.
14Remove thyme sprigs, bay laurel leaves, and bone just prior to serving - or go rustic and leave them in!
15Serve with crusty french bread.
16Note this does not call for salt or pepper. The salt from the smoked turkey and the chicken stock was sufficient, and it didn't need pepper.
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Posted: Mon, Sep 19, 2016