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Spicy Coconut Turkey Soup for #SundaySupper

Spicy Coconut Turkey Soup
You probably don’t associate Asian flavors with Thanksgiving. So when you’re tired of traditional seasonings and still have leftover turkey, try this spicy noodle soup laced with ginger, garlic and hints of tropical coconut.

This soup is equally good when made with chicken. If you don’t have any rice noodles, angel hair pasta or vermicelli will work too.

What’s your favorite way to use up leftover turkey?

Spicy Coconut Turkey Soup

Adapted from You Don’t Have to be Diabetic to Love This Cookbook by Tom Valenti

4 cups homemade or low-sodium chicken broth
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 bay leaves
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
zest from half a lemon
zest from half a lime
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/8 teaspoon fish sauce
2 cups nonfat milk
1/4 cup light coconut milk (unsweetened)
1-1/2 cups diced cooked turkey or chicken
4 ounces rice noodles, cooked
thinly sliced scallions, for garnish (optional)
thinly sliced cucumber, for garnish (optional)
chopped cilantro, for garnish (optional)

In a stock pot, combine chicken broth, garlic, bay leaves, ginger, lemon zest, lime zest, red pepper flakes and fish sauce. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat and add milk and coconut milk. Simmer for about 20 minutes.

Strain the soup and return to pot. Add turkey and rice noodles and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes, or until warmed through.

Ladle into bowls and add any desired garnishes.

Makes 4 servings
Per serving: 288 calories, 6g fat (4g sat), 42mg cholesterol, 723mg sodium, 33g carb, 1g fiber, 7g sugar, 24g protein

Nutritional Analysis: This soup is a good source of Phosphorus and Selenium, and a very good source of Protein. (Source: nutritiondata.com). If you are watching your sodium intake, you may want to use homemade, unsalted chicken broth.


The #SundaySupper gang will be sharing Thanksgiving Leftover recipes all afternoon on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram on Sunday, November 18, 2012. We will also have a live chat at 7 p.m. EST on Twitter and will be using the hashtag #SundaySupper. We look forward to answering questions, giving tips and inspiring you to spend more time Around the Family Table with those you love! Thanks to Nicole of Daily Dish Recipes for hosting this event.

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