Whenever I make a chicken soup I love to put a turkey neck in it to add some flavoring. When the soup is cooked I will remove the turkey neck and take the meat of the bones and eat it. In honor of National Turkey Neck Soup Day boil up some chicken soup (recipes below), add a turkey neck and enjoy!
Five Fun Turkey Facts:
- In Mexico, the turkey was considered a sacrificial bird.
- The fleshy growth from the base of the beak, which is very long on male turkeys and hangs down over the beak, is called the snood.
- Mature turkeys have 3,500 or so feathers. The Apache Indians considered the turkey timid and wouldn't eat it or use its feathers on their arrows.
- The best time to see a turkey is on a warm clear day or in a light rain.
- A wild turkey has excellent vision and hearing. Their field of vision is about 270 degrees. This is the main reason they continue to elude some hunters.
Five Soup Recipes:
- Chicken Soup- My mother threw the whole produce market into that soup, and she was paid for her efforts in deep, satisfying flavor.
- Jamie Geller's Classic Chicken Soup- The classic Kosher food and healer of all things, Chicken Soup nourishes body and soul.
- Turkey Barley Soup- A comforting, flavorful winter soup. Great for Thanksgiving leftovers.
- Chicken Gumbo Soup- I use fresh okra in this recipe, but if you can’t find it, you can use frozen. Don’t be alarmed by the somewhat slimy juices okra gives off. All the sliminess will disappear as it cooks.
- Thai Coconut Chicken Soup - This soup is so good you'll think you're in a restaurant.
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Nutrition information per 1 cup serving of Turkey Noodle Soup:
Fat: 2 g
Carbohydrates: 9 g
Cholesterol: 5 mg
Sodium: 815 mg
Protein: 4 g