Geek's Drunken Onion Soup

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by geek with fire, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    So I put this in the poultry section because it starts with a smoked Turkey. I won't go into full detail on the bird, but some things are important for the flavor of the soup

    Deboned the bird and laid flat on the counter (be food safe please) with the skin up. Strained one large bottle of Italian dressing. Keep the “chunkies” from the dressing and cream with 2 sticks of butter. Apply half of the season butter under the skin of the bird. Flip the bird and inject the strained dressing into the breast, thighs, and drums. Season the meat side with CBP, Course Sea Salt, Garlic Powder, and the remaining season butter. Place a whole white onion in the neck cavity and a split white onion in the.....other cavity (whatever that's called). Truss up that bad boy and smoke.

    Again, not going into too much detail on cooking the turkey, except this one detail: Every hour pour 1/2 of a bottle of beer over the bird. That's important because the beer will be the base of the soup.....and the other half will keep you busy every hour.

    After the bird is done and rested, reclaim the onions and roughly cut and place in a large pot along with all of the turkey drippings/beer solution. Chop up (or tear away from the bone) as much turkey as you want in the soup. Dust the pot with the following seasonings:
    Red pepper flake
    Cayenne power
    Dry Mustard

    Cook on high to rolling boil. Cover and reduce to simmer until the onions have the texture you like. Be sure to stir every 20 minutes (I usually simmer about an hour).

    Long story for such a simple dish, but very complex flavors and very rich. If you aren't a beer drinker, a dry white wine will work as well, but the finished result will not be as complex.


  2. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great...[​IMG]
  3. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow, that doesn't sound that complicated at all...and looks excellent! Thanks for sharing

  4. shooter1

    shooter1 Smoking Fanatic

    Very tasty looking and seems to be fairly easy to do. Good recipe for the file for a cold winter day.[​IMG]
  5. meat hunter

    meat hunter Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Geek, that looks great. A keeper for sure in my recipe book.
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    man that sounds really yummy there geek and not hard at all. I just mite have to try this one soon. After all we will be have some bird left over soon.

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