Thursday, October 25, 2012

What's Cooking?

Easy Turkey Soup(another pinterest recipe)...served this to the ladies at our Just Scrappin' Day Crop and it was a hit.  It's Gluten free and Dairy free to boot.  Love how easy it was to make and how tasty it was.  It's definitely going into my recipe box.

Easy GF DF Turkey Soup
Yield: 4 servings

1 1/2 lb. fresh turkey breast, skin on (used a 4lb breast and 3x the recipe)
3-4 cloves garlic, chopped
Half a red onion, finely dived
2 ribs of celery, trimmed and chopped
4 large carrots, sliced (I plan on one carrot per person)
Half a medium-large winter squash, peeled and cubed (butternut, banana, etc)
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
Italian style herbs, to taste (basil, rosemary, thyme, marjoram) (I used an italian blend)
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar (I used apple cider vinegar)
Fresh cold water, as needed
Fresh chopped parsley, for serving

Turn the slow cooker on High.

Rinse the turkey breast in cold water and place it in the bottom of the slow cooker. Top with chopped garlic, onion, celery, carrots, squash. Season the goodies with sea salt, pepper and Italian herbs. Add the vinegar. Pour fresh cold water over the turkey and veggies until submerged.

Cover and cook on high until the turkey falls apart using a fork. This could be anywhere from 4 to 5 hours, depending upon the size of your Crock Pot and the size of your turkey breast. 

Remove the piece of skin and discard. Pull apart the the cooked turkey into pieces, using two forks or a big spoon. 

Stir and taste test. Does it need a pinch of sugar to offset the saltiness? How about a little more vinegar to brighten the flavor? Tweak the broth gently with small amounts of sweet, sour and salty until the balance is the way you like it.

If you like your turkey soup spicy, add some hot red pepper flakes!

Serve with a sprinkling of fresh chopped parsley.

For more great Gluten-free, Dairy-free recipes, check out the Gluten-free Goddess Blog.

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