Traditional Indigenous Recipes

Turkey Soup

Chicken can be substituted for turkey, as can *tofu. This is a great recipe to include the leftover holiday turkey meat.

Ingredients:

6 cups of turkey stock
1 turkey breast or your preferred part of the bird; you can use thighs with bones to enrich the flavor. Remove bones after cooking to discard or use to make stock
1 ripe avocado
1 bunch scallions
2 chilies, roasted and seeded
Salt and pepper to taste
*garlic to taste

Optional:
½ cup sweet corn
½ cup black beans

Heat stock in large pan along with chilies, onions and turkey breast
Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer until breast is tender (at least 15 minutes for a large breast).
Remove turkey breast from broth and, on a cutting board, use two forks to shred the breast meat into small pieces
Peel and pit the avocado. Cut into cubes
Add the turkey and avocados into the cooking pot and simmer until the avocado is hot.
Serve in individual bowls.

*Old World ingredient