The game camera pic below prompted me to remind you that, even though its winter, our Nebraska fall wild turkey hunting season continues on into the New Year through January 31st. Check out the bearded hen in the foreground.
If you don’t have a turkey permit and habitat stamp, here’s the link to click to start the process of purchasing them: https://ngpc-permits.ne.gov/NGPC-PS/faces/public/welcome
Need a recipe for that wild turkey you’re gonna harvest? No better time than now to share this delicious recipe for wild turkey noodle soup with you which was given to me by good friend and longtime turkey hunter Charles (Chuck) Kluver of Omaha, NE. Seriously, you gotta try it! Chuck says feel free to make your own adjustments to the recipe as I did.
KLUVER’S WILD TURKEY NOODLE SOUP
Serves 8. Cooking time 45 minutes
8 oz. egg noodles (Kluski egg noodles preferred)
6 C canned chicken broth
4 T butter
1 3/4 C Cooked and diced wild turkey
1 C cooked peas (optional)
4 T red/green diced peppers
3 T diced celery
1/2 tsp minced garlic
Salt/pepper to taste
Bring 2 qt of water to rapid boil. Add noodles and boil for 7-8 minutes, stirring frequently. Check for the desired tenderness. Drain and set aside keeping 2 C of the water. In large stock pot, melt butter. Add all ingredients except noodles and liquids. Cover and saute over medium heat for 10 minutes. Add noodle water, chicken broth and cooked noodles. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with warm hearth rolls or slices of homemade bread. Enjoy!