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Turtle Soup

Turtle Soup

Ingredients:

  • 3 lbs. turtle meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 6 cloves chopped garlic
  • One 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1/4 cup beef extract
  • 2 tsp. celery salt
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 2 lemons, halved
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • 1/2 chopped parsley
  • 1 shot glass of sherry

Garnish:

  • sliced lemon
  • chopped egg

Directions:

  1. Sauté meat in oil until brown. Set aside.
  2. Brown flour, and add onion, celery and garlic. Cook 10 minutes
  3. Add remaining ingredients and turtle meat. Simmer about 2 hours until meat is very tender.
  4. Garnish with sliced lemon and chopped egg.
  5. Serve with the shot glass of sherry on the side to add to the soup if desired.

Recipe courtesy of River Roads Recipes 11 cookbook.
Chef: Mrs. Iveson B. Noland, 111

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