Nola turtle soup

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ pounds Turtle meat
2¾ teaspoon Salt, in all
¾ teaspoon Cayenne, in all
6 cups Water
1 \N Stick unsalted butter
½ cup Flour
1½ cup Chopped onions
2 tablespoons Minced shallots
¼ cup Chopped bell peppers
¼ cup Chopped celery
3 \N Bay leaves
½ teaspoon Dried leaf thyme
2 tablespoons Minced garlic
1 cup Chopped tomatoes
½ cup Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons Fresh lemon juice
½ cup Dry sherry
¼ cup Chopped parsley
½ cup Chopped green onions, plus 2
\N \N TB for garnish
4 \N Hard boiled eggs, finely
\N \N Chopped, plus 2 tablespoons
\N \N For garnish

Put the turtle meat in a large saucepan with 1 teaspoon of salt, ¼ teaspoon cayenne and the water. Bring to a boil. Skim off any foam that rises to the top. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 20 minutes. With a slotted spoon transfer the meat to a platter. Cut the meat into ½ inch dice and reserve the liquid.

In another large sauce pan, combine the butter and flour over medium heat, stirring constantly for 6 to 8 minutes to make a dark roux. Add the onions, shallots, bell peppers and celery. Stir occasionally and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until the vegetables are slightly tender. Add the bay leaves, thyme and garlic, cook for 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes and the turtle meat. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes stirring occasionally. Add the Worcestershire sauce, the remaining salt and cayenne, the turtle stock ( about 6 cups) lemon juice, and sherry.

Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes.

Add the parsley, green onions, and eggs and simmer for 45 minutes.

Garnish with green onions and chopped eggs.

Yield: 6 servings

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