Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Make Your Own Stock - It's Easier Than you Think!
I find it really satisfying to make my own stock, for soups in the Winter, but also for casseroles, gravies, risotto and any other recipe that requires stock. I know that using home made chicken stock made all the difference to my Mexican rice. I bought a bag of beef bones and a chicken frame from the local supermarkets.
I added only a little salt. Commercially prepared stocks have way too much sodium content and God only knows what else. Making your own guarantees that you know exactly what you are eating and tastes so much better. I just thaw it out in the microwave when I need to use it. The beef bones cost me about six dollars, the chicken frame about $3.50 and everything else I had in the house or the garden. I got about 3 litres of stock from each.