|Reprinted from The Blood Type Diet Website (www.dadamo.com)|
|Turkey or Chicken Stock|
|Contributed by: Dr. Pepper||Added: Sep 22, 2010 at 10:37 AM|
Basic homemade stock, for use in soups, stews, braises or other recipes, or as a standalone, simple broth. Recipe may be used for either turkey or chicken, depending on which is compliant for your type. Makes approximately 1 gallon of stock.
How to make it:
- 6 pounds of turkey bones/parts: necks, backs, whole carcasses, feet (no more than approx 1 pound of feet); [variation: chicken bones, necks, backs, feet]
- 3 cups onion (rough chop) [variation: 2 cups leeks, 1 cup onion]
- 2 cups carrots (rough chop)
- 2 cups celery (rough chop)
- stems from one bunch of flat leaf parsley (optional)
- 1 Tablespoon sea salt
- 1 bay leaf
- 4 quarts cold water
- ice cubes (enough to cool broth down; up to 8 cups)
- Rinse bones and feet thoroughly under cold running water and remove all organ remainders and blood.
- Place bones and feet in large stockpot and cover with cold water.
- Bring SLOWLY to a GENTLE simmer, skimming scum from top continuously.
- Once at a simmer and most scum has been removed, add ice cubes to reduce temperature.
- Once ice has melted, remove as much fat and other scum as possible.
- Add remaining ingredients: onions, carrots, celery, parsley stems, salt and bay leaf.
- Bring slowly to a gentle simmer again, skimming scum from top as best as you can, trying to avoid skimming vegetables out of stock.
- Continue to simmer GENTLY for approximately 1 hour, skimming every few minutes, as needed.
- Remove from heat and let rest for 15 minutes or so.
- Place fine mesh strainer on top of large container that stock will go into.
- Ladle (not pour) stock from pot into fine mesh strainer.
- Do not push stock through strainer or stock will become cloudy.
- Leave cloudy stock with impurities (at bottom of stock pot) in stock pot and discard.
- Let stock cool to room temperature or cool container in ice bath.
- Store in refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.