Leftover Turkey Broccolini Pho

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If you’re anything like me, you always have leftover turkey. Always. No matter how many sandwiches, casseroles, pot pies, or salads your make, there always seems to be a tupperware container filled with leftover turkey staring at you from inside your fridge. Almost taunting you…

This is a fantastic way to help your defeat that leftover turkey. You can also do this with leftover chicken, pulled pork, beef…basically anything, so long as it’s not already covered in sauce.

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Leftover Turkey Broccolini Pho

Serves 3 – 4

2 tablespoons coriander seeds
1 teaspoon whole cloves
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
4 whole star anise
1 cinnamon stick
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 bunch of green onions, sliced
1 thumb sized piece of ginger, finely diced
2 keffir lime leaves
8 cups turkey stock (or chicken)
2 cups leftover turkey
4 ounces rice noodles
1 cup broccolini
1 tablespoon fish sauce

To garnish:

1 lime
1 red chili, finely sliced
1 cup bean sprouts
1 bunch cilantro
1 bunch mint
2 green onions, finely sliced
Sriracha

Add your coriander seeds, cloves, fennel, & cinnamon to a dry pan and toast on medium for 3 to 4 minutes, tossing often to keep from burning. Remove and pour into bowl.

In a large saucepan, add your stock, fish sauce, ginger, green onions, lime leaves, sugar and spices, and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 20 minutes, and strain.

Place your strained broth back into a saucepan over medium heat, and bring to a simmer. Add your broccolini add cook for 2 minutes. Add your turkey and noodles and stir to combine. Allow the noodles to soak for 5 – 6 minutes to soften.

Divide between your bowls, and garnish with herbs, chilli, lime, and sprouts.

Enjoy!

*Adapted from Food 52 http://food52.com/recipes/1919-turkey-pho

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