RECIPE: Turkey Mulligitawny Soup with Coriander
Okay….one of my worst expressions is that you could put bacon on ………anything….and it would taste good. (edited!!) Well this soup……with that smoky bacon flavor throughout …..is the perfect thing to make and keep in the fridge ready to go. The older it gets….the better it gets. I have made it with coconut milk too and it is just as good! So get that bacon out and into this delicious soup!!!
- the carcass of a roast turkey, broken into large pieces
- about 4 1/2 quarts (18 cups) plus 1/3 cup water
- 4 garlic cloves
- three 1-inch cubes of peeled fresh gingerroot
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons curry powder
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 2 large boiling potatoes (about 1 pound total)
- 4 cups chopped onion
- 3 carrots, sliced
- 1 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk (available at Asian markets, specialty foods shops, and some supermarkets)
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice, or to taste
- 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh coriander plus coriander sprigs for garnish
Preparation In a large kettle or stockpot combine the carcass with 4 1/2 quarts of the water, or enough to cover it, and simmer the mixture, uncovered, for 3 hours. Strain the stock through a large sieve into a large bowl, return it to the kettle, and boil it until it is reduced to about 10 cups. In a blender purée the garlic and the gingerroot with the remaining 1/3 cup water. In a heavy kettle heat the oil over moderately high heat until it is hot but not smoking and in it cook the purée, stirring, for 2 minutes, or until the liquid is evaporated. Add the potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes, the onion, the carrots, and 5 cups of the stock and simmer the mixture, covered, for 30 minutes, or until the vegetables are very soft. In the blender purée the mixture it batches until it is smooth, transfering it as it is puréed to another large kettle. Stir in the remaining stock, the coconut milk, the lime juice, and salt to taste, simmer the soup for 10 minutes, and stir in the chopped coriander. The soup may be made 2 days in advance, cooled completely, uncovered, and kept covered and chilled. The soup keeps, covered and frozen, for 2 months. Serve the soup garnished with coriander sprigs.
Neighbourhood Spotlight: Jackson Trails in Stittsville
Stittsville has a number of great neighbourhoods throughout but Jackson Trails is one that really emphasizes just how “walkable” Stittsville is. From anywhere in Jackson Trails you can access a fantastic plaza right on Hazeldean Road that has everything from an LCBO to a yoga studio to places for a quick bite to eat like Lucky Dragon Chinese Food. We have a listing coming up in this neighbourhood on Kimpton Drive and one of the sellers’ favourite things to do is take a nice, brisk walk to The Glen Scottish Pub for dinner and a pint! They also love visiting Poco Pazzo Italian Eatery for a quiet dinner out as well. Other favourites in Stittsville include Quitter’s Coffee, Kung Fu Bistro and The Barley Mow Pub (walking distance from our new listing!). From Jackson Trails, these owners also are able to walk to (or take a minute’s drive to) all of the grocery stores central Stittsville has to offer such as Brown’s Independent, Farm Boy or Sobey’s. Everything is truly at your fingertips in Jackson Trails including public transport, parks and walking trails. Stay tuned to our website for the beautiful home we have coming on the market in this neighbourhood.