Turkey Bone Broth

Turkey Bone Broth

A roasted turkey yields a beautiful broth, fragrant and rich in flavor with a beautiful golden color. You can sip it on its own or use it as the base for soups made with leftover turkey meat.

How to Make Incredible Turkey Bone Broth

Wine Gives Bone Broth Great Flavor and Helps Release Gelatin

A glug of wine tipped into the cooking pot not only gives Turkey Bone Broth a lovely flavor, infusing it with just a hint of acidity.  That acidity helps to break down the collagen in the turkey’s frame, transforming it to gelatin which gives a well-made turkey bone broth an incredible, luscious and silky texture that’s perfect for sipping on its own or using as a base to make soups or sauces.

Cook Your Broth Low and Slow or Under Pressure

You can make turkey bone broth both on the stove using a stock pot or using an electric pressure cooker.  I prefer to use my Instant Pot when making turkey bone broth, or any bone broth because it is fast, clean, and efficient.

If you’re making turkey bone broth on the stove using a stock pot, you’ll bring the pot to a boil and then immediately turn down the heat to maintain the broth at a low, even simmer.  It helps to extract the collagen from the bones and joints and provides a more consistent gel than does overboil the broth at high heat; moreover, a long and slow simmer keeps your stock clear and its color golden instead of pale and milky.

If you’re making turkey bone broth using an electric pressure cooker, like the Instant Pot, you don’t need to worry about cooking temperatures; instead, just pressure cook the bones, water, and wine, and then let the pressure release naturally.  You will have a nice clear broth with plenty of gelatin.

Skip the Vegetables and Herbs

Many broth makers add vegetables to their bones when they make broth, but you’ll generally make better broth if you skip the vegetables and herbs and keep your broth to three ingredients: leftover turkey bones, water, and wine.  With the prolonged cooking required of broth making, vegetables tend to break down and can leave your broth with a subtle (or not-so-subtle) flavor of overcooked vegetables.  Carrots will tend to sweeten the broth overly, and leafy greens can leave bitter notes.

If you still want to add vegetables to your broth, consider adding them in the last half hour of cooking rather than at the beginning.  They’ll give the broth a fantastic flavor but won’t break down enough to leave it tasting overcooked or too sweet.

Adding herbs to the broth as it can give your incredible broth flavor, but only if those same herbs are compatible with the dishes, you’ll make using the broth.  Using a bone broth that has been simmered with thyme and bay isn’t a great option if your making an Asian-inspired soup.

TURKEY BONE BROTH RECIPE

Ingredients

  • leftover bones from your roasted turkey
  • ½ cup white wine
Equipment
  • Stock Pot or Electric Pressure Cooker

Instructions

  1. Place the turkey bones and wine into a large stock pot, cover with water by two inches, and then bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Immediately turn down the heat to medium-low, and keep at a bare simmer for 4 to 6 hours.
  2. Strain the broth and serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to 1 week or the freezer up to 6 months.
Notes
Make your Turkey Bone Broth in the Instant Pot. Place your turkey bones into an electric pressure cooker with the wine, cover with water. Pressure cook for 90 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes.

Original Author: https://nourishedkitchen.com/turkey-bone-broth/

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