Cut turkey wings apart at the joints. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add half of turkey; cook 7 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove from pan. Repeat procedure with 1 teaspoon oil and remaining turkey.
Add onion, carrot, and celery to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Return turkey to pan; add 12 cups water. Bring to a boil; skim any foam from surface of broth. Stir in salt, thyme, pepper, and bay leaves. Reduce heat; simmer 1 1/2 hours.
Remove turkey; cool slightly. Discard skin and bones; coarsely chop turkey meat. Place the turkey meat in a medium bowl; cover and chill. Place broth mixture in a large bowl; cool 1 hour at room temperature. Cover and chill 8 hours. Skim solidified fat from surface.
Place broth mixture in a large Dutch oven. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add turkey meat, noodles, parsley, and saffron; cook 6 minutes or until noodles are tender. Discard bay leaves.
Pretty tasty. I reduced the recipe by half and did it in my crockpot. I used 1 lb of smoked turkey thigh instead of wings and 4 cups of chicken stock instead of the water. I put in the noodles, parsley and saffron in the last 30 min on high after I shredded the turkey meat in order to cook the noodles. If I made this again, I'd definitely increase the amount of noodles. Served with cornbread.
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