It’s no question that one of the most exciting elements about the holidays is food, especially the quintessential turkey dinner shared with family and friends.
And then, there are the leftovers.
Now before y’all accuse me of bah-humbuging away turkey sandwiches, turkey casseroles and turkey pot pie – trust me! I love turkey traditional leftovers as much as the next person. But once in a while, I like to live a little. And that’s why I’m loving Tastes of the Nation from President’s Choice and Chef Rob Bragagnolo.
This year, the President’s Choice team wanted to discover new ways to create delicious turkey meals, so they partnered with acclaimed chefs from coast to coast to help create festive, locally-inspired turkey dishes that are easy enough to prepare in your own kitchen. And, each chef also developed a delicious leftover spin on their turkey dish – and I’m happy to share one of the recipes with you!
From Chef Martin Patenaude in Quebec, turn your PC Free From Whole Turkey leftovers into this delicious Thai Turkey Soup with Coconut Milk.
3 tbsp cold-pressed coconut oil
2 hearts of lemon grass, chopped
1 piece of ginger about 2½”, sliced
2 garlic cloves
6 kaffir lime leaves
1 jalapeno pepper, sliced (leave the seeds for a spicy soup)
1 package (100 g) shiitake mushrooms, caps sliced and stalks set aside
¼ cup fresh cilantro
2 boxes (900 ml each) chicken broth – reduced sodium
1 can of high quality coconut milk
1 tbsp fish sauce (or more, to taste)
1 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp lime juice + zest of 2 limes
2 cups cooked turkey, shredded
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
1. In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the lemon grass, ginger, garlic, kaffir lime leaves, jalapeno pepper, shiitake stalks and cilantro stems and roots. Sweat them for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently to release flavours. Add the chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes or until the broth is very flavourful.
2. Using a fine-mesh sieve, remove the seasonings while making sure to conserve the broth. Pour the broth back into the saucepan. Add the sliced shiitakes and coconut milk, then let simmer for 5 minutes.
3. In a small bowl, mix together the fish sauce, sugar and lime juice. Add the mixture to the soup. Then, add the cooked turkey. Re-heat and taste to adjust seasoning.
4. Serve the soup garnished with fresh cilantro, lime zest and lime quarters. If desired, add bean sprouts and Thai basil.
This sounds really good.
I’ve never thought of adding Coconut Milk to soup. This sounds delicious!
Sounds so delish , soups are great for those cold days , and warms your soul , thanks for sharing the recipe :)
Omgosh, this sounds so tasty!
The soup base sounds amazing and would work awesome with seafood too. I buy the PC breast rolls so I never have a pile of left over turkey.
Sounds really good but I don’t think my family would go for it, let’s just say that they can be picky and prefer traditional!
This sounds really tasty, but there is some ingredients I’m not to sure of, it would be great if someone would be able to make it for me
Hold the jalapeno’s for me, but otherwise sounds delish ! Going to check out the Turkey 10 Ways for sure ;)
this sounds very interesting love trying new things
I would love a bowl of this soup right now!
This sounds yummy.
perfect for a chilly winter night
I think this soup will be full flavored and hot and delicious for those cold winter months.Just wondering if the kaffie lemon leaves are the same as cilantro leaves?Thank you.
That looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!
Tis the season for soup! This one looks delicious and I’ll be making it for sure!!
I am not sure if I would like this soup?
Chandra Christine O'Connor
coconut is not my friend. Just the smell of coconut makes me feel ill.
My belly is grumbling. What a great recipe. Thanks!
I just love Thai food. Coconut is one of my favour flavours. I would love to try and make this soup!
You had me at Thai….
I never thought of using coconut milk for a soup base. This would be perfect for some of my friends with dietary restrictions.
Soups are my go to comfort food and this one looks amazing.I have put it in my favorites file and haven’t made it yet but it’s still on my to do list.Thank you for sharing it.
This recipe sounds and looks delish! I especially like that Coconut Oil is used as it is so good for you. Thanks for sharing :)
This making my mouth water!! Love Thai food!!
Oh wow does that ever sound delicious.
I want to try this!
What a delicious sounding recipe, and seems relatively easy. Will have to try it on a cold night!
This sounds delicious! I love thai food and this is a great new way to use leftover turkey over the holidays!
I need to try this recipe asap! Thanks for this!
Thanks for posting. Looks good!
I so love thai and turkey,this is a must try for me. Thanks for posting.
YU<! I know what I will be making with leftover Holiday Turkey Thanks for sharing
This looks really good! Thanks for sharing the recipe..we’ll have to give this a try!
I love anything coconut! Must give this a try … sounds easy to make too! YAY
This is my new leftover recipe. thanks.
This looks delicious. I am a huge fan of curries :)
This sounds yummy! My partner loves coconut and would find this to be delicious!
I just remembered this recipe! I have to make it for my husband.
I love soup and this one seems so delicious. What a great way to use leftover turkey. I’ve never heard of Kaffir Lime Leaves? I don’t know what they are or where to purchase them. Thanks for the really good idea..this soup looks yummy!
What an interesting and delicious looking way of using leftover turkey.
how clever!! i love this recipe. we always have tons of turkey left over and we typically just make sandwiches with it but this is such a different way of using it. going to give this one a try :)
Great another recipe to help get rid of left over turkey!
love coconut in anything this sounds great
this sounds interesting i will try it
La Cuisine d'Helene
I should try this recipe, looks so good.
Omg this sounds amazing…I have a TON of leftover turkey and sick of the regular leftover fare. ..blah…gonna need to make this asap
What interesting ingredients!
I have to make this ,my husband loves Thai food..I bet this would be a winner!!! :)
I have fallen in love with coconut milk! This soup sounds delicious!
Looks delicious and so easy to make! Thanks for the recipe! :)
Turkey with lime and lemon interesting I will try this. Also I have not tried the kaffir lime leaves.
We love using coconut milk for soups, this looks delicious.
Soup and recipe looks and sounds divine. Like the use of coconut milk in this recipe.
Love Thai – going to try this one
I’ve never thought of adding Coconut Milk to soup,but what a nice twist of taste
Oh yum! This sounds so delicious
This looks amazing! I love thai soups.
I am one of the few who hates turkey! This soup sounds great though, I’ll just make it without the meat! :)
I would love a bowl of this soup right now,i love the ingredients!
this sounds really yummy!! I think I have a new idea for leftover turkey :)
I cant wait to try this we are cooking Turkey on the weekend because the grandkids are staying for the weekend and my grandson loves a good Jig,s dinner.Thanks for the recipe i am going to give this soup a try !!
looks so good
Thanks we finally made and tested this recipe,it;s delicious !
Debbie White Beattie
I’ve never seen a recipe like this but I like the ingredients