Turtle soup #1

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
3 pounds Turtle meat
3½ quart Water
2 Chopped fine medium onions
1 Chopped fine rib of celery
½ Bay leaf
2 Sprigs parsley
6 Cloves
1 teaspoon Sugar
1 cup Canned tomatos
3 tablespoons Butter
Salt & pepper to taste

Cut meat from bones, set aside, reserve bones and gristle. Add onions, celery, bay leaf, parsley, cloves, sugar, tomatos, bones, gristle and salt and pepper to water; heat to boil. Simmer covered for 1 hour.

Meanwhile, cut meat in ¼-inch dice and brown in butter. Strain broth and discard bones and vegetables. Add browned meat and drippings. Simmer for 20-30 minutes until meat is done and broth is richly flavored. Do not overcook. Serve hot.

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