Bayou Turkey-Barley Chowder

Bayou Turkey-Barley Chowder
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  • 6Servings


  • 5 cups a href="/recipes/rachael-ray-magazine-recipe-index/soup-recipes/Easy-Turkey-Stock">Easy Turkey Stock or chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup pearl barley
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 10 ounces fresh okra, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped Butter-Basted Turkey meat
  • 1 pound large shrimp--peeled, deveined and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce, plus more for serving
  • Sour cream, for serving


In a small saucepan, bring 2 cups turkey stock and the barley to a boil. Lower the heat, cover and simmer until tender, about 40 minutes.

In a large saucepan, bring the remaining 3 cups stock, the tomato sauce, bell pepper and cooked barley to a boil. Stir in the okra and scallions, lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the turkey and shrimp and cook until the shrimp is opaque, about 3 minutes; stir in the hot sauce. Serve the soup with dollops of sour cream and more hot sauce.