Spicy Coconut Turkey Soup for #SundaySupper

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 Coconut Turkey Soup laced with ginger, garlic, and hints of tropical flavors.

Spicy Coconut Turkey Soup

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.

Using Leftover Turkey

What’s your favorite way to use up leftover turkey? Here are some of my picks:

Spicy Coconut Turkey Soup
Spice up leftover turkey with Asian flavors
Recipe type: Soups & Stews
Serves: 4
  • 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
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ⅛ teaspoon fish sauce
  • 2 cups nonfat milk
  • ¼ 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)
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Ladle into bowls and add any desired garnishes.
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.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 288 Fat: 6g Saturated fat: 4g Carbohydrates: 33g Sugar: 7g Sodium: 723mg Fiber: 1g Protein: 24g Cholesterol: 42mg

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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  1. says

    I used to make an Asian turkey soup with my Thanksgiving turkey carcass year after year, till the kids told me they didn’t like it anymore! Yours sound so muh better with the coconut milk addition! Yeah, I can’t imagine that dorm tetrazzini was anything to write home about…LOL

  2. says

    This is a great way to use the leftover turkey! As much as I love the traditional Thanksgiving flavors, it’s nice to make something completely different with the leftovers!

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