You can cook up a chicken or turkey carcass, or add stock and leftover turkey. Great way to end the Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey. I lost this recipe and spent two months searching for it. When it fell out of an unexpected book, I was thrilled and made the soup right away. If you like barley and mushrooms, you will love this soup.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
2 hrs 15 mins
total:
2 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring the barley and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until the barley is tender, about 30 minutes.

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  • Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion, salt, and bay leaves. Cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the carrot and celery; cook for 5 more minutes. Pour in the wine and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the mushrooms, dill, soy sauce, turkey broth, and cooked barley; season to taste with pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 1 1/2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

101 calories; protein 3.3g; carbohydrates 16.6g; fat 1.7g; cholesterol 6.5mg; sodium 1002.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2010
This soup was okay much better the next day. It was a little bland for our taste. The soy sauce was lost in the soup. If I make this again I'll add at least a tablespoon of soy sauce and will add chicken. Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2010
This soup was okay much better the next day. It was a little bland for our taste. The soy sauce was lost in the soup. If I make this again I'll add at least a tablespoon of soy sauce and will add chicken. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2009
Excellent basic barley soup recipe. The (small) changes I made were to add some squash no turkey and red wine instead of wine. Seems to be a very forgiving recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2009
I made this and added some chicken and it is great very tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2015
Have made this soup twice now and both times have gotten rave reviews. The only change I made the second time around was to add more carrots and celery. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2011
Great soup! Wonderfull taste great texture my whole family loved it! Thank you soooo much! A great use of barley! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2019
I definitely love it!!! :). Every time I make this soup, every time y thought that is the most delicious soup! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2013
Excellent soup! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2017
I suggest doubling or tripling the amount of mushrooms Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2018
Followed some suggestions..red wine (because it was already open) and more soya. Added abit of Old Bay to counteract the blandness some mentioned. Surprisingly good! Read More
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