Turkey Jook with Pork Hash and Manoa Lettuce

November 26, 2013 / By Foodland

Turkey Jook with Pork Hash and Manoa Lettuce

Chef Keoni Chang shares his great-grandmother's traditional recipe for a delicious Turkey Jook, perfect to prepare with Thanksgiving turkey leftovers!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Pork, Turkey
Servings 6 Servings


  • 1 turkey carcass
  • 3 quarts chicken broth or water
  • 3 2 inch pieces of ginger root, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 1 cup rice, washed
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 bunch Chinese parsley, chopped (Cilantro)
  • 2 heads of Manoa lettuce or butter lettuce, shredded
  • Pork Hash
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 0.25 cup chopped Green onions
  • 1 can sliced Water chestnuts drained, chopped
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped fine
  • 1 egg(whole)
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce


  1. Combine turkey carcass, broth, ginger and salt in a large pot. Bring to a boil and simmer for 2 hours.
  2. While the broth is simmering, combine the ingredients for the pork hash in a bowl. Mix well and refrigerate.
  3. Remove the carcass and any small pieces of bone and let them cool.
  4. Add the rice to the broth and bring to a simmer. Allow the rice to cook completely and thicken the soup.
  5. Pick the turkey meat from the cooled carcass and add back to the broth. Add water or canned broth to adjust the consistency.
  6. Bring back to a lazy simmer and drop in ping pong ball sized dollops of the ground pork mixture. Cook for 30 minutes, stirring very gently making sure not to break up the pork balls.
  7. Taste and adjust for salt.
  8. When serving, garnish with shredded Manoa lettuce, green onion and Chinese parsley just before serving. If you like ginger, you may also add in some fresh grated.


If the broth is too thick, you may thin it with broth or water. If it is too thin, you may add some cooked rice and allow it to thicken the broth.
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