Salmon Turkey Curry Soup

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Salmon and turkey bones curry soup

Salmon and turkey bones curry soup

Salmon and turkey to make curry soup? Sounds like a weird combination even to me but it was actually a very wonderful combination. This soup was made from the bones of both salmon and turkey and tasted very delicious, just perfect for the freezing cold weather of -5 degrees Celsius.

I’m not too sure if I should call it madness when I bought a WHOLE salmon, first time in my life to buy such a big whole fish. To make matter worse, I bought it on a very busy day. It was fresh and cheap and I couldn’t resist buying it. Should I call that impulsive? Well, I’m not too sure, but when I got home, my stress must have gone sky high. I was too busy to handle that and it was too big for my fridge. It must be about 3 feet and weighing about 3 kg.

Whole salmon

Whole salmon

Finally I got an idea. It had snowed for 2 days and everywhere was covered with snow. So, I took the whole salmon & threw it out into the garden on the snow and went out. Half way I became worried. I asked my hubby whether the seagulls would take it home. He told me there are no sea gulls in winter. He sounded so convincing that I actually believed. But I still wonder. Do they hibernate in winter? When I came back in the evening, thank goodness, my salmon was still there.

Well, exhausted, tired and hungry, I actually wished I had not bought it. I struggled to fillet it. I was even more frustrated when I accidentally cut my finger by my super sharp knife….ouch! I wish there’s a fish-cleaning lesson on the net. After all was done, I needed a quick meal. I had to make use of the salmon bones. They should make a very good soup. CURRY……my brain screamed!

Salmon bones

Salmon bones

I cooked a big pot of curry soup knowing that everyone would love this soup because of the freezing cold weather. This dish is really simple to cook. Here’s my simple recipe to share. Just adjust the seasonings according to taste. I made it enough for 6 persons.

Ingredients A
Bones, head and tail of one whole salmon
Bones of 2 baked turkey drumsticks

Put the salmon and turkey bones into a fairly big pot. Add enough water to cover and let it boil for some time, maybe 20 minutes under medium fire.

Ingredients B
2T Malaysian curry paste
1C coconut cream
1 vegetable stock cube
1T fried ginger oil
1t sugar
salt to taste
1 bunch coriander (washed and chopped)

Add everything in Ingredients B (except coriander) after 20 minutes. Let it boil for a little while. Just before serving, add the coriander, give a quick boil and then turn off the fire.

Salmon and turkey bones curry soup

Salmon and turkey bones curry soup

This soup is really delicious. Just don’t add too much curry paste because it is a soup, not thick curry gravy. Every one of us just poured so much of the soup over our rice. Be back tomorrow to see our awesome simple, healthy dinner.

Do you like salmon? What is the best salmon dish that you have eaten? How would you cook salmon? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

Other salmon recipes that you may be interested in:
Teriyaki Salmon
Spicy Salmon Fillets
Chili Salmon With Hot Bean Paste
King Prawns And Salmon Curry

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23 Comments

Ellie  on December 21st, 2009

What a soup!! Never thought about using salmon and turkey to make a curry soup. Very intriguing… would love to taste it :)

Shirley  on December 21st, 2009

Yes, some days are such that you feel you cant cope with it. But a bowl of hot soup at the end can cheer you up! Enjoy the snow! So you will have a white Christmas!

penny aka jeroxie  on December 21st, 2009

Oh dear. Hope you finger heal soon. And what an interesting day you had. The soup looks comforting and I hope you feel better after :)

Trissa  on December 21st, 2009

I love salmon curry soup - not too sure about turkey but so far all your combinations have worked!

Katherine  on December 21st, 2009

I like salmon but I have never heard of it with turkey flavours in a soup. My mum makes this soup with the salmon heads oh so good. Especially on a cold winters day.

3hungrytummies  on December 21st, 2009

That is a combination, I bet it is very nice! looks great!

Mary  on December 21st, 2009

@Ellie - It was quite a fun experiment I think, because it was really good.

@Shirley - You are very right…a hot soup at the end of a busy and tiring cold day is most welcoming. I definitely need more in the coming days. It’s not snowing today but everywhere is still covered with snow. Really hope for a very white Christmas.

@Penny - I think it heals well. Waterproof plasters did the trick. Still need to be plastered though. Thanks so much for your concern.

@Trissa - I think turkey bones made the soup much tastier. That was one of my crazy combinations which worked :)

@Katherine - LOL…looks like I have cooked something out of the ordinary and shocked everyone. It was very delicious though….thank goodness :D

@3hungrytummies - Thank you for your lovely comment.

Angie@Angie's Recipes  on December 21st, 2009

Mary, that’s a soup for the body and soul! Salmon! I just love it!

anncoo  on December 21st, 2009

This looks delicious and you’re a very creative lady. Must try to make this too. heehee…so many nice recipes here :D

Cajun Chef Ryan  on December 21st, 2009

I have never combined turkey and fish bones to create a stock of this kind. Very interesting indeed!

I love turkey, salmon and curry, so makes sense that it would combine in creating a fascinating soup.

Kitchen Butterfly  on December 21st, 2009

I love those combos…chicken and prawns, salmon and turkey. Perfectly paired methinks

Mary  on December 21st, 2009

@Angie - We must have similar stomache wavelengths for salmon :D. It’s such a delicious fish.

@Anncoo - Now I just wonder whether I’m creative, daring or crazy…LOL. But thanks very much for your lovely compliments.

@Cajun Chef Ryan - It never crossed my mind that this is not a normal combination until I read all the comments here :P

@Kitchen Butterfly - Thanks. It does look like seafood and chicken combo can be fabulous :)

Natasha - 5 Star Foodie  on December 21st, 2009

Very unique combination of salmon & turkey to make a stock, but it sounds great! That whole salmon is awesome!

Thas  on December 21st, 2009

Seriously very interesting combination, never thought of mixing salmon and turkey together, however the soup looks hearty and perfect for this freezing weather.

Christine @ Fresh Local and Best  on December 21st, 2009

I’m glad to see a recipe that uses salmon head and bones, they hold so much rich flavor and are good for you. Kudos for working with a whole salmon!

Sook  on December 21st, 2009

Mary- Again, I just love all your seafood recipes! I have a slight phobia dealing with whole fish. You did a beautiful job skinning and boning that salmon. :)

Jeannie  on December 21st, 2009

Wow that sounds like a lot of work cleaning the fish.. I don’t think I want to do that LOL! Am sure that pot of soup taste really good! Love the colour.

shereen  on December 22nd, 2009

I love your blog! Linked you up! Finally I found a blog tat with the cooking tips that I want! Thanks!

Mary  on December 22nd, 2009

@Natasha - I hope to cook this again soon….very delicious. The turkey bones make it extra tasty….mmmm. I think I’ll rest a while before taking the challenge to buy another such huge salmon :D

@Thas - The combination is a surprise to myself too. Thank goodness it came out very delicious :)

@Christine - With the head, bones and tail of a whole big salmon, the soup was really flavourful. The turkey bones add to the lovely taste. I’ll be cooking this again the next time I buy another whole salmon

@Sook - It was quite frightening to look at it after I took out from the sealed platic wrap. Thought it was staring at me….LOL. Well, had to get over with that feeling and I did it! Often in life we have to deal with phobias to move on and this is a good one to remind myself to push through.

@Jeannie - You are absolutely right….so much work! The sink was a little too small to manage that big salmon on top of being inexperienced. That’s how I got cut :( I’m sure I’ll be smarter the next round :P

@Shereen - Thanks very much for visiting, linking and comment. Hope you enjoy all the recipes here.

Divina  on December 22nd, 2009

The soup looks great. I should try that combination. But mine would be chicken. I’ll teach how to fillet a whole fish. :D I think Rouxbe might come up with a lesson. For now, check youtube.com. I’m sure they have it.

Drick  on December 22nd, 2009

I think your title should be Soup Queen, every dish is so awesome … another good stock using the fish bones …

kristy  on December 22nd, 2009

Yeap, that does sound weird to me! haha…. But i’m sure it tastes great. I’m not a picky eater so not a problem to me!

Mary  on December 22nd, 2009

@Divina - I’m very sure chicken will combine very well too. Yes, I need to learn how to fillet the fish. I saw the fishmongers did that. It looked so easy but not when I tried to do it myself. I think I need the fishmonger to hold my hand and teach me how to do it :D

@Drick - LOL….Drick, you are giving me such a sweet name. When I was writing this post, I told myself that I risked myself earning a weird name because of my crazy combination. Well, a great relief it happens on the contrary :D Must thank you for that :P

@Kristy - Haha…I must be sending little shockwaves around for my crazy combination. Thank goodness it turned out very delicious.

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