For me and my family, the world best turkey soup recipe it is the one I learned from my grandmother and ate as a child and of course with semolina dumplings. It is an old recipe, which in the past was made for Sunday lunch, such as the pork meatballs vegetable soup.

This soup is actually made from meat and vegetable stock, which is diluted with water and boiled in dumplings or noodles. This meat stock is homemade and is obtained by boiling the bones and meat of chicken, turkey, beef or pork.

To these, we will add vegetables and boil them together, after which we will take them out and use them in other recipes, as you will see. You will see how we will make three very tasty dishes from these ingredients.

What Ingredients Do We Use for Turkey Soup?

In general, to get the turkey stock, we can use only the bone parts, such as the turkey back or the carcass. But because I will continue to use the ingredients for other recipes, I need more boiled meat, so I will use turkey drumsticks, four pieces.

World Best Turkey Soup Recipe-Turkey Drumsticks in the Bowl

But I repeat, if you just want to make turkey soup, use the bone parts of the turkey.

And we need more vegetables, about 750 g carrots, 150 g celery root, 150 g parsley root, two potatoes, an onion, one yellow pepper and three small pieces of leek (about 100 g).

World Best Turkey Soup Recipe-Vegetables From Soup

And for semolina dumplings we need four eggs and 250 g of semolina.

World Best Turkey Soup Recipe-Semolina and Eggs

Preparing the Ingredients

Because I used turkey drumsticks, I left them as-is and boiled them whole. If you use turkey or back carcass, you can cut them into smaller pieces. Wash the vegetables and peel them, but we leave them whole, so we can remove them later.

World Best Turkey Soup Recipe-Cleaned and Peeled Vegetables From Soup

Now we can start cooking the world best turkey soup recipe.

How to Make the Turkey Soup?

We start first with the meat, which we will boil in cold water. For this, take a larger soup pot in which we place the turkey drumsticks, pour-over four litres of cold water and season with two tablespoons of salt and about ten peppercorns.

World Best Turkey Soup Recipe-Turkey Drumsticks in the Pot With Water

Put to boil at high temperature, until start simmering, then reduce the flame to almost minimum, put the lid on and continue to boil for about an hour.

After 5-10 minutes from the beginning of boiling, the foam will be made on the surface of the water, which we will remove with a spoon and thus we will obtain a clear soup.

World Best Turkey Soup Recipe-Removing the Foam From the Soup

This is a very important operation, without which you will not get a clean and clear soup. After an hour of simmering, we can put the vegetables in the pot with one tablespoon of a vegetable mix for soups.

World Best Turkey Soup Recipe-Boiling Vegetable in Soup

Put the lid on and continue to simmer for another 45-50 minutes, until the vegetables are well cooked but remain whole and the bones will come off the meat easily.

World Best Turkey Soup Recipe-Boiled Vegetable and Turkey Stock

Until the soup cools down a bit with the ingredients in it, we can start making semolina dumplings.

How to Make Semolina Dumplings

The semolina dumplings are made very simple, first, we break the eggs in a bowl and beat them with a fork or egg whisk.

World Best Turkey Soup Recipe-Beaten Eggs in the Bowl

Slowly pour the semolina over the eggs, stirring constantly.

World Best Turkey Soup Recipe-Add Semolina to Beaten Eggs in the Bowl

Slowly, after everything is incorporated, we will get a kind of semolina paste.

World Best Turkey Soup Recipe-Mixing Semolina Paste

After the semolina has been homogenized with eggs, let the pasta stay for at least ten minutes, during which time the semolina will absorb from the eggs.

World Best Turkey Soup Recipe-Dumplings Paste

This paste must not be very hard but it can form lumps from them. If it is too soft, add a little more semolina. Note that this amount is for about eight servings, and for less (eg four servings) you can halve the quantities.

From this semolina paste, we will make dumplings with a spoon or fork, which we will put directly in the soup pot.

Finishing the World Best Turkey Soup Recipe

The next step is to take the ingredients out of the soup, in a larger bowl, taking care that they are hot.

World Best Turkey Soup Recipe-Boiled Turkey and Vegetables in the Bowl

From these cooked vegetables and part of the meat on the thighs, I will make a wonderful Salad a la Rousse, while from the other part of the turkey meat I will make a delicious meatloaf, according to my own recipe.

The remaining soup stock, I will pass it through a strainer in another smaller soup pot, add a litre of water and bring it to the simmering temperature.

World Best Turkey Soup Recipe-Sieved Turkey and Vegetable Stock

Now we add one by one the semolina dumplings that we form with a spoon or fork. Don’t make too big dumplings because they will increase in volume anyway.

World Best Turkey Soup Recipe-Add Dumplings in Boiling Soup

Continue the operation until you finish with all the dumplings, and simmer for another 15 minutes, until they are cooked.

World Best Turkey Soup Recipe 1

Season with a tablespoon of a vegetable mix for soup and sea salt if you needed and ready, the world best turkey soup recipe can be served.

World Best Turkey Soup Recipe-Seasoning the Soup

Serving This Delicious Turkey Soup

Serve hot, with a little chopped parsley on top and who likes a little hot pepper.

World Best Turkey Soup Recipe-Served in Bowl

It is a very healthy and comforting soup that I recommend you try, I am sure you will not regret it.

World Best Turkey Soup Recipe-Served in Bowl

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World Best Turkey Soup Recipe-Served in Bowl

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World Best Turkey Soup Recipe

Course: Lunch, Soup
Cuisine: Hungarian, Transylvanian
Diet: Diabetic, Kosher, Low Fat, Low Lactose
Keyword: best turkey soup, best turkey soup recipe, turkey soup, turkey soup recipe, world best turkey soup, world best turkey soup recipe
Servings: 8 portions
Author: Timea
For me and my family, the world best turkey soup recipe it is the one I learned from my grandmother and ate as a child and served with semolina dumplings. 
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Equipment

  • Soup Pot

Ingredients

  • 4 pieces turkey drumsticks
  • 4 litres water
  • 10 pieces pepercorns
  • 2 tbsp sea salt
  • 150 g celery root
  • 150 g parsley root
  • 2 pieces potatoes
  • 1 piece yellow pepper
  • 1 piece onion
  • 750 g carrots
  • 100 g leeks
  • 2 tbsp vegetable mix for soups
  • 250 g semolina
  • 4 pieces eggs
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  • Take a larger soup pot in which place the turkey drumsticks, pour-over four litres of cold water and season with two tablespoons of salt and about ten peppercorns. Put to boil at high temperature, until start simmering, then reduce the flame to almost minimum, put the lid on and continue to boil for about an hour. After 5-10 minutes from the beginning of boiling, remove the foam fro the top with a spoon and thus we will obtain a clear soup.
  • After an hour of simmering, we can put the vegetables in the pot with one tablespoon of a vegetable mix for soups. Put the lid on and continue to simmer for another 45-50 minutes, until the vegetables are well cooked but remain whole and the bones will come off the meat easily.
  • Break the eggs in a bowl and beat them with a fork or egg whisk. Slowly pour the semolina over the eggs, stirring constantly. After the semolina has been homogenized with eggs, let the pasta stay for at least ten minutes, during which time the semolina will absorb from the eggs.
  • Take the ingredients out of the soup, in a larger bowl, and the remaining soup stock, pass it through a strainer in another smaller soup pot, add a litre of water and bring it to the simmering temperature. add one by one the semolina dumplings that we form with a spoon or fork. Simmer for another 15 minutes, until they are cooked. Season with a tablespoon of a vegetable mix for soup and sea salt if you needed.
  • Serve hot, with a little chopped parsley on top and who likes a little hot pepper.
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