National Turkey Neck Soup Day Date in the current year: March 30, 2024

National Turkey Neck Soup Day Turkey is a staple food in many households in North America, especially during the winter holiday season. Although turkey neck is not the best part to be eaten, it does have its use in cooking. Turkey neck broth is rich and hearty, perfect for a delicious and nutritious soup that even has its own holiday, National Turkey Neck Soup Day, celebrated on March 30.

When turkeys are cooked to be served at a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, they are usually baked or roasted in the oven. Turkeys are typically roasted whole, except for the neck. Cooking a turkey neck soup is the best way to utilize a leftover turkey neck, especially taking into account that you don’t have to cook it right away; just put the neck in the freezer and use it to cook some delicious soup whenever you’re feeling like it.

By the way, you don’t even have to buy a whole turkey to try cooking turkey neck soup. Turkey necks can be found in the freezer section of some grocery stores and supermarkets, as well as at butcher shops.

Turkey neck soup is pretty easy to cook, but it takes time to make a good stock, so if you want to serve soup for dinner, start cooking in the morning. The key to making an amazing turkey stock is cooking it really slowly and adding vegetables, herbs and spices for flavor. The resulting stock will be lean, because turkey neck doesn’t have much fat, but rich due to high collagen levels of the turkey neck.

Start with defrosting the turkey neck (if it’s been stored in the freezer) and placing into a stock pot or large saucepan. Add some roughly chopped vegetables (for example, onions, carrots, celery) and seasonings. You can add any herbs and spices you like; a bay leaf, a sprig of fresh thyme and a few peppercorns will be a great addition to your turkey stock. Pour cold water over the ingredients to cover them.

Bring the stock to a boil and let it boil for a couple of minutes. Skim off the froth that accumulates on the surface, turn down the heat to bring the stock to a simmer, and let it simmer gently for 2 or 3 hours. A gentle simmer will result in incredibly tender meat and a delicate broth with a rich flavor.

Once the stock is ready, remove the turkey neck and strain the broth through a colander into a clean saucepan or pot. Let the turkey neck cool, separate the meat from the bones, and return the meat to the broth. Bring the broth to a boil and add whatever ingredients you like in your soup, such as root vegetables, sweet peppers, corn, green beans, rice or pasta, etc. And don’t forget to add salt and pepper!

Turkey neck soup is the perfect comfort food, so it is not surprising that some people want to celebrate it. It is unclear who came up with the idea of celebrating National Turkey Neck Soup Day, but some websites claim that the holiday originated around 2015. To celebrate Turkey Neck Soup Day, cook this delicious soup and invite your friends over to share a meal. Don’t forget to snap a picture of the soup and share it and the recipe on your social media with the hashtag #TurkeyNeckSoupDay.

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