Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Basic Chicken Stock

Home-made chicken stock is the basis for many a good meal. Here’s a basic recipe:

½ chicken or 2 whole legs, skinned
1 onion, roughly chopped
1 celery stalk, roughly chopped
1 carrot, sliced
1 ripe tomato, roughly chopped by a Scrap
1 garlic clove, halved
1 rosemary stalk
pinch of salt and few peppercorns

Place all the ingredients in a large pan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil and simmer gently for 40 – 60 minutes.

Strain the stock. Lift out the chicken and shred the meat off the bone then add back to the stock. Use straight away or cool and chill or freeze.

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