Friday, a friend brought me a bag of turkey - all the dark meat from his TG turkey, since he and his wife had nobody else this year, and his wife won't touch dark meat! lol Yesterday, when I started to try to pull the meat apart, I realized that it was quite dry, so I waited until early today, and put it all in my Instant Pot, with salted water to cover, and put it on low cook, low, which kept it at about 165° - enough to moisten the turkey, and tenderize the turkey, but not extract too much of the flavor from it. After about 2 hours, I removed all of the turkey from the liquid, strained the broth, removed most of the fat, and had 10 c of broth. Eventually, I got 20 oz of turkey meat for the freezer, and about 10 oz of meat, which I used in the soup. After pulling all of the meat from the bones, I returned all the bones and other scraps to the IP, then covered with 4 c of broth, plus enough water to cover, then put it in pressure cook mode for 1 hr, to extract as much as I could from the scraps. Still cooling now.
While separating the meat, and vacuum sealing it, and before cooking the scraps, I cooked a bean soup, using 6 oz broth, a pound of great northern, 3 c leftover cooked brown rice, and a little red lentils at the end, to thicken it.
I started with a mirepoix of a medium onion, a leek from the garden, a celery stalk, and a carrot, chopped up, and sautéed in ghee for 7 or 8 minutes, then added a tb of garlic and about 3 tb tomato paste, a tb of red miso, a tb each of chopped fresh sage and rosemary, and cooked another minute, then added 6 c broth and 1 lb great northern beans. I adjusted the salt (didn't need much more), added a tsp. of black pepper, 6 whole smoked serrano peppers, then pressure cooked it for 20 min, then released naturally. Then I added 1/4 c red lentils, to thicken it some, about 10 oz turkey meat, and 2 1/2 c leftover brown basmati. Then I put it on sauté, to bring it to a simmer, then switched to slow cook high, and cooked 20 more minutes. Stirred in another 2 tsp of chopped fresh sage, and it was ready to serve. Made almost 4 qts of soup!
Bean soup, with some of the TG turkey.
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