Friday, October 9, 2009

Smoked Turkey and White Bean Soup

A great moment for improvisation: leftover turkey leg from the picnic, beans from the squash recipe, carrots getting old in the fridge, and tons of home made chicken stock in the freezer - they all came together in this soup. The key ingredient is really the stock base which could make anything taste good, but it is helped by the smokiness of the turkey. Start out by cutting up the carrots and sauteing them in some olive oil. They go in first because they take longest. Add in onions and garlic, and then the stock when everything is a bit browed. The turkey and beans can be warmed in the liquid close to serving time. Everything comes together quite quickly this way.

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