Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins
This is the stock portion of a recipe for "Turkey Carcass Soup" from Miss Vickie's Big Book of Pressure Cooker Recipes. I've recently become a pressure cooker fanatic and this is a great cookbook. Made this stock while cleaning up the kitchen after Thanksgiving and chilled overnight. The next day I skimmed the fat and made Creamy Turkey Soup. Delicious! This has no added salt so be sure to add some, if desired, when using in other recipes. I use an 8 quart Fagor Duo pressure cooker. The amount of stock will depend on the amount of water you add. I got about 3 quarts.
- 1 roasted turkey carcass, skin and fat discarded
- 2 stalks celery & leaves, coarsely chopped
- 2 carrots, coarsely chopped
- 1 onion, coarsely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed with the blade of a knife
- 1 small bunch parsley
- 2 bay leaves
- 10 whole black peppercorns
- Wrap the carcass in a clean dampened towel and pound with a meat mallet to break apart bones. (I just jammed mine in the pressure cooker).
- Place all ingredients in a large pressure cooker and cover with water. Lock lid in place. Bring to 15 psi over high heat. Immediately reduce heat to lowest possible setting to stabilize and maintain pressure. Cook for 35 minutes.
- Use the natural release method to depressurize (remove pot from heat, wait for pressure to drop before opening lid). Strain stock, discard the vegetables. Pick meat off bones, if desired, and reserve for another use. Use stock right away or chill overnight and skim fat off top before using or freezing.