Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Save Those Turkey Bones!

OK, after you've carved up that big bird of yours this Thursday, don't throw out all those bones and leftover pieces of meat that nobody wants. Make jook! This is the classic Chinese porridge that's comfort food for anyone. What's great about making jook is that it's easy and it lets you get every morsel of meat from the bones. The slow-cook process of making jook lets the difficult-to-get meat of any poultry just soften and fall off the bone. So it's great for turkey pieces, but you can also make it throughout the year with leftover chicken after a roast or leftover duck from your Chinese dinner. Although jook is easy to make because you just let it stew for a couple of hours, you still have to watch the pot to make sure the rice doesn't stick to the bottom and burn. So stir occasionally during commercial breaks of your favorite TV program. :)

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