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Stock – Chicken or Turkey

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Stock – Chicken or Turkey
Brodo di Pollo o Tacchino
by James Belardo

While we can certainly buy some pretty good stock, there’s nothing like homemade. We hate throwing away good scraps like bones and such, they are the key to a flavorful and nutritious stock. The best soup starts with the best stock and the best stock is made of simple ingredients and love. The tastiest meat is closest to the bone and should never be wasted. Whether you’ve roasted or BBQ’d your chicken, the leftover carcass is worth saving to make stock.

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Ingredients
Chicken and/or Turkey carcass, meat mostly-removed (raw, oven roasted or BBQ’d is good)
1 medium sized onion, quartered
1 or 2 carrots, peeled and roughly cut
4, 5 or 6 stalks celery, roughly cut
2 or 3 cloves garlic, crushed
Flat-Leaf parsley, handful
Rosemary, fresh is best – optional
Sage, fresh is best – optional
olive oil
lemon juice (1/2 lemon)
2-3 bay leaves
Salt and Pepper – to taste
Water – lots!
peperoncino (hot pepper ) – optional

  • We’ve gotten into the habit of buying chicken breasts with the bone-in. We remove the bone and save then to use later (freeze ’em). When we need to make a stock, we thaw them and usually have enough to make up to 12-16 cups of stock.
  • We also recommend saving the carcasses from your cooked birds, oven roasted and/or BBQ’d are the best.

Directions
1. Place the bird carcass and/or parts in a stock pot, fill with water until the carcass is covered. Bring to a simmer but not boil, skim off foam.
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2. Add onion, carrots, celery, and bay leaves (and optional hot pepper) let come to back to a simmer once again.
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3. Add bay leaves, parsley, 1 teaspoon pepper and 2 teaspoons of salt, stir and lower heat to medium.
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4. Add more water, let return to a simmer and taste, taste, taste –  season with salt and pepper, try to obtain a good balance.
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Tip: When adding water, add 1 or 2 cups at a time, always bringing broth back to a simmer before adding more.

5. Add some olive oil and continue to taste, adding seasoning if needed.
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6. When you feel you’re close, remove the bones, meat and veggies. Skim off as much residue as you can. Separate the veggies from the bones and place in a bowl. Remove the meat from the bones and toss the bones into the recycling bin!
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7. Toss in your fresh herbs (flat-leaf parsley, rosemary and sage) with the lemon juice.
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8. Let cook for a bit more. Taste and add seasoning aand/or water until you are satisfied. Turn off the burner and let the stock cool down.

9. While you’re waiting for the stock to cool down, toss the veggies in a blender along with a ladle of your stock… Save the purée, you can make many wonderful dishes with it!  Cauliflower With Chicken Soup Purée or Broccoli with Chicken Soup Purée as examples.
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10. Remove the herbs and train the stock and store in glass jars. If you’re freezing, let the stock cool down!
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Enjoy!

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Written by Zio James

June 14, 2013 at 12:36 PM

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  1. […] so complicated, so let’s try to ‘simplicate.’ Here’s a simple recipe for Chicken Stock, which can become the basis for many healthy and delicious […]

  2. […] way to change up the way you make cauliflower is to use the leftover vegetable Purée from the homemade Chicken Stock that you had made… Here’s a great recipe for Cauliflower With Chicken Soup Purée, […]


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