Written By Guest Writer Recipes / Soup Aug 17, 2011 Roasted Chicken Stock SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestFrom the September/October Issue, “Soup Stars” by Denise Marchessault.The meatier the chicken bones, the more flavourful the stock. Meaty pieces like legs and thighs make a rich stock in about two hours; whereas backs, for example, will take about four hours. (If you’re using legs and thighs, the meat can be stripped from the bone once your stock is made and used for soup or another use.) Makes about 2 litres of stock. 4 lbs chicken legs, wings, and/or backs, cut into 2-inch chunks3 carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped1 rib of celery, coarsely chopped1 onion, peeled and coarsely chopped2 Tbsp tomato paste (optional)Bouquet garni: fresh thyme leaves, parsley stems, bay leaves and black peppercorns bundled together in a piece of cheesecloth for easy removal Place chicken pieces, carrots, celery and onion in a roasting pan or baking tray and brown in a 350°F oven, turning as required to brown evenly. This can take up to an hour. (Alternatively, sauté the chicken and vegetables in a large pan on the stove.) If using tomato paste, add it to the roasted chicken pieces and vegetables toward the end of the roasting, as it burns easily.Transfer the browned meat and vegetables from the roasting pan to a large stockpot. Add enough cold water to just cover the bones. Tuck the bouquet garni between the bones to prevent it from floating to the top.Drain the fat from the roasting pan and place the pan directly on the stovetop over medium to high heat. Add a bit of water and loosen the browned bits of meat stuck on the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Pour this mixture into the stockpot.Gradually bring the stockpot to a simmer, being careful not to boil. (Boiling the stock agitates the proteins and clouds the stock.) Skim off the foam and impurities that float to the top; do not stir the pot. (The majority of the foam will be captured in the first hour of simmering.) As the stock evaporates, gradually add more water, to keep the bones covered.Simmer very gently two to four hours. To determine if your stock is ready, ladle half a cup of stock into a cup. Season with a pinch of salt and taste your stock; it should be flavourful.Strain the stock through a colander and discard the bones, vegetables and bouquet garni. Strain again through a cheesecloth-lined strainer into a deep bowl.Once the stock has cooled, place in the refrigerator overnight or until a layer of fat solidifies on the top of the stock. Remove the solidified fat with a spoon and discard.The stock can now be used in your favourite recipe or stored in the freezer for later use. It’s very handy to portion stock in freezer bags.chicken stockEdiblesRecipesSoup SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Recipes July 3, 2023 May|June Cover Recipe : Polenta Cake with Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote and Lemon Mascarpone Cream A creative take on traditional strawberry ... Read More Recipes March 6, 2023 March April Cover Recipe : Lemony Leek Cod Cakes The unpretentious and delicious fish cake gets an upgrade with chunks of fresh cod, tangy lemon zest, and creamy, sautéed ... Read More Main course / Recipes / Salad November 1, 2022 Vietnamese Lemongrass Grilled Steak Salad All the flavours of southeast Asia are contained in this colourful, crunchy, and protein-rich ... Read More Breads/Pastries / Dessert / Recipes November 1, 2022 Sweet Endings — A Memory of Lemon Pudding Sweet Endings September ... Read More Breads/Pastries / Dessert / Recipes November 1, 2022 Sweet Endings — Chocolate Custard Cake Sweet Endings September ... Read More Dessert / Recipes November 1, 2022 Masterclass — Candied Citrus Masterclass Candied Citrus Holiday ... Read More Comments are closed.