Simply Healthy Family: Simple, Fantastic Pozole!

1.12.10

Simple, Fantastic Pozole!





 If only a picture could speak a million words.... is that how the saying goes?






Leftover turkey dreams about being turned into this spicy, beautiful soup. Pozole is one of my most cherished meals. I've only made it a couple of times from scratch because to make it authenticly requires a lot of prep work and an attention span that I seem to have temporarily traded in for  breaking up major LEGO disputes, tending to owie after owie and wiping noses. Basically just keeping 4 kids alive all day is my full time job right now.


As I mentioned earlier, we were lucky enough to enjoy T-Day dinner at our parents homes this year. I couldn't however pass up the opportunity for a turkey of my very own. And so roast I did. A big, beautiful, organic turkey that had a spa day treatment.  Rubbed in herbs and virgin olive oil then.....  I'll post that next, stay tuned.  Christmas turkey's are all the rage!


As I was saying, the leftover turkey possibilities were dangling above my head at night as did sugar plum fairies years ago. Pozole was numero uno on my 'must have' list this year and I vowed had no choice due to previous stated excuses but to make it simple, make it fast and most importantly not sacrificing the authentic flavour I so adore!



Mission Accomplished my Friends!










You Will Need:

2-3 cups cooked Turkey, chopped

1- 29 oz. can Hominy ( about 2 cups)

1- 28 oz. can *Enchiladas Verde's  ( green )

4 cups Organic Chicken broth

1 small yellow onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

1 tablespoon Mexican Oregano ( use regular if you don't have)

sliced radishes for garnish, lots of radish!

lime wedges, lots of lime!

optional garnishes: chopped green cabbage .. mmmmm
sliced jalapenos ... oh yeah
low-fat sour cream .. for the kiddos
 


Putting it All Together:
 
In a large stock pot over med-high heat, saute onion for 4 minutes. Add garlic, saute 1 minute more. Add broth, stirring to incorporate browned bits. Add enchilada sauce, hominy, turkey, cilantro and oregano. Reduce heat and simmer till warmed through, about 10 minutes. Ladle soup into bowls, squeeze lime juice into.Garnish with a small handful of very thinly sliced radish ( my favorite part!), a small bit of chopped cabbage and jalapenos if your feelin feisty! Ole'!


 Ice cold cerveza optional but highly recommended!



Nope, there's nothing missing. That's it! Enjoy!



*If you'll be serving this to small children or for those of you who don't like any spiciness, I recommend Hatch's mild  Enchilada Verde sauce. Otherwise, I recommend Las Palmas Enchiladas verdes sauce.





                    

 
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10 comments:

  1. It's awesome to see that you took something like turkey and created something so fancy! I'm all turkey sandwich'ed out so I'm definitely book marking this for future use :)

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  2. This is especially embarrassing since I now live in Texas...but I've never had pozole before! What a shame, I know. I will have to change that soon though. This looks too good to pass up. Thank you for sharing my dear! Have a great Thursday.

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  3. Wow,that is some soup! The ingredients sound delicious. Sure beats the traditional soup made from leftover turkey.

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  4. This looks killer! I had a bunch of radishes yesterday just plain with salt and lemon. I wish I had thought of this. Better yet, I wish you had brought me over some of this.

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  5. Wow Gwen, this looks amazing! I can see why you would want to make a turkey just for the leftovers--this is a serious leftover soup. I can just taste this with a nice squeeze of the lime over the top!

    P.S. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog. About the chickpea salad, it is totally different from my grandmas pepper salad. Becuase she added chickpeas to it, it made me crave them more which led to my chickpea salad. I think that the sweet peppers, olives, and artichokes from her salad would be great added to my chickpeas but only if it was served on it's own as just a salad--not to go over the chicken with the sauce. The result would be kind of similar to my grandmas pepper salad but with some added flavors like the tahini,spices, ginger, and cilantro. Her is more simple--I've got to find out exactly what she puts in her pepper salad to make it taste so good! I hoped that was helpful! :-)

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  6. I think I'm going to have to roast my own turkey soon just so I can make all of these delicious turkey leftover recipes! Love pozole. it's one of those soul-warming dishes that just can't help but make you smile.

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  7. This is a perfect way to use up leftover turkey--so hearty and good. Thanks for sending it to Souper Sundays. ;-)

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  8. Posole, that would have also been my choice for the leftovers. I miss my Mother's posole so much. Sadly Hominy is nowhere to be found in my area :( But yours looks delicious!

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  9. This is a perfect way to use up leftover turkey--so hearty and good. Thanks for sending it to Souper Sundays. ;-)

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  10. I think I'm going to have to roast my own turkey soon just so I can make all of these delicious turkey leftover recipes! Love pozole. it's one of those soul-warming dishes that just can't help but make you smile.

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