Turkey Soup with Chive Dumplings

28 Nov

I have been thinking about Chicken and Dumplings for a while now.  Sometimes that happens. I get a dish or an ingredient stuck in my head and I keep pushing it aside until I have unconsciously bought all of the ingredients, done half the prep work and read enough recipes to come up with a plan of action.  Weeks of contemplating paired with 3 quarts of homemade turkey stock and heaps of leftover roasted turkey made Sunday’s lunch practically a forgone conclusion.

This soup is based on Bobby Flay’s recipe  for Chicken and Dumplings.  I had buttermilk in the house and a ton of chives so I played with the dumpling recipe a little bit.  Those changes are noted in the recipe below.

Turkey Soup

2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced thinly

1 small onion peeled and sliced thinly

1 stalk of celery cleaned and sliced thinly

2 cups turkey stock

1 cup roasted turkey shredded into bite sized pieces

1/2 lb green beans, cleaned and cut into bite sized pieces

In a medium sauce pan sauté onions, celery and carrots until translucent and slightly softened.  Add bay leaf, shredded turkey and turkey stock, bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium.  Taste and add salt and pepper as needed. Add green beans.

Chive Dumplings

1/3 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup milk

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 tablespoons chives, finely minced

2/3 cup of all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons chives, finely minced

1 egg

In a small sauce pan combine both milks and the butter.  Heat up the milk and melt the butter.  Remove from the heat.  Add the flour and chives, whisk to combine.  Add the egg and whisk to combine.  The batter will be on the thin side; slightly thicker than pan cake batter.  Using a tablespoon as a rough measure, add heaping spoonfuls to the soup.  When the dumplings float to the surface they are done.  Enjoy!


One Response to “Turkey Soup with Chive Dumplings”


  1. Turkey Fried Rice « Heavy Cake - November 30, 2011

    […] 4 pounds of turkey for ourselves.  I made stock on the weekend which led to the delicious Turkey Soup with Chive Dumplings but still, there is turkey.  A quick scan of my fridge and pantry turned up two heads of baby bok […]

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