Leftover Turkey Broccolini Pho


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.


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

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.


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

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