Instant Pot Leftover Turkey Phở
Updated: Mar 5
Making leftovers unforgettable! Turkey phở gives a whole new meaning and flavor palette to a bird that's traditionally dry and gamey!
What do you do with TURKEY leftover from Thanksgiving? You make TURKEY PHO/Phở Gà Tây! It's quite tasty and delicious in the hot steamy broth. The phở broth hydrates and moistens the turkey meats making them tender to every bit. I didn't have anymore basil growing in my garden this time of the year cause it's too cold. But my mints and perilla are flourishing. Still had a bit of scallions growing slowly and had cilantro in the fridge. So I used what I had and I have to say, the perilla really compliments the gamey flavor of the turkey meat!
Turkey bones or two wings or one turkey drumstick
6-quart water (8 quart instant pot) or stovetop
1/2 cup chicken/mushroom bouillon
2 tbsp salt + 1 tsp
1 stick palm sugar or 1/4 cup rock sugar
1 2-inch roasted ginger piece halved
1 roasted yellow onion
Pho Spice Pouch (Mix together 1-teaspoon each of star anise, fennel seeds, whole cloves, coriander seeds, 1 cardamon seed, and 1-inch cinnamon bark) Roasted or microwaved 20-seconds
slice or shredded turkey meat
wide or thin flat rice noodles (fresh or dry)
In an 8-quart pot or pressure cooker, add roasted/broiled yellow onion, ginger, turkey bones, sugar and salt.
For instant pot, add hot boil or room temperature water and roasted phở seasoning pouch. Secure lid, set mode to "soup/stew" for 45-minutes. Quick release and add chicken bouillon. For stovetop, add room temperature water and bring to a boil. Then lower heat to simmer and add roasted spice phở pouch. Simmer on stovetop for 2-hours minimum. Adding a quart of water per-hour of simmering. Add chicken bouillon right before serving.
Prepare fresh herbs/veggies.
Shred or slice up leftover turkey meat.
Prepare dry rice noodles according to package. If using fresh noodles, bundle them up and dip into boiling water for 30-seconds.
Place cooked noodles into serving bowls, top with turkey and fresh herbs! Serve immediately while soup is hot.
Supplies & Equipment
Instant Pot 8-Quart: https://amzn.to/30jChjC
Three Crab's Fish Sauce: https://amzn.to/2HNHYR8
Chicken Bouillon: https://amzn.to/35NfIqj