Turkey à la Pho

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Turkey à la Pho

Turkey à la Pho

I put "à la Pho" as a disclaimer because I only used the spices I had available in my pantry. Also, I don't like putting mint and other vegetables in my pho, so this is just my take on the Vietnamese dish. Nevertheless, the long hours of simmering lent a comforting feeling, topped with turkey it certainly hits the spot like an authentic bowl of pho would.

3
Servings
1724
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3/4 teaspoons five spice powder
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 1 tablespoon annatto seeds
  • 1/3 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon peppercorns
  • 8 -10 whole cloves
  • 4 quarts water
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium-sized onion, quartered
  • One 4 ½- to 5-pound bone-in whole cooked turkey breast, thawed if frozen
  • One 2-inch piece unpeeled ginger, pounded
  • One 14-ounce package dried rice vermicelli
  • 1 scallion, sliced thinly

Directions

Place all of the spices in a skillet over medium heat. Toast for 1-2 minutes, shaking occasionally, and put the spices in a piece of cheesecloth. Tie up the cheesecloth with kitchen twine to form a pouch.

Fill a large stockpot with the water. Add the pouch of spices, celery, garlic, and onion and bring to a boil over high heat. Next, add the turkey and boil for 2 hours. 

Remove the turkey and let rest until cool enough to handle. Shred the meat and strain the soup. Return the soup to the pot and place over medium heat. Add the vermicelli and let simmer for 3-4 minutes or until the noodles are soft. Add the scallion and serve.

Turkey Shopping Tip

Thanksgiving is not the only time to consume turkey. Now readily available year-round, be sure to take advantage of this chicken substitute.

Turkey Cooking Tip

For juicy meat, be sure to brine the turkey.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
55g
84%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
15g
74%
Cholesterol
491mg
100%
Protein
176g
100%
Carbs
119g
40%
Vitamin A
32µg
4%
Vitamin B12
3µg
53%
Vitamin B6
4mg
100%
Vitamin C
7mg
11%
Vitamin E
0.4mg
2.2%
Vitamin K
27µg
34%
Calcium
232mg
23%
Fiber
6g
24%
Folate (food)
85µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
85µg
21%
Iron
12mg
69%
Magnesium
237mg
59%
Monounsaturated
20g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
40mg
100%
Phosphorus
1657mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
13g
N/A
Potassium
2414mg
69%
Riboflavin (B2)
1mg
56.3%
Sodium
777mg
32%
Thiamin (B1)
0.5mg
35.7%
Zinc
13mg
89%

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