Basic Stock Serves: 4 person(s)
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 2 hrs
Yield: 4 x 1 cup serves
Well worth the effort if you want a tasty, sodium-free soup.
1 large lamb shank, meaty beef bone or chicken carcass
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
1 medium carrot, coarsely chopped
225 g celery, coarsely chopped (3 stalks)
1 bay leaf
2 tsp fresh thyme
1 tsp fresh oregano
1 tsp fresh tarragon
2 tsp fresh sweet basil
2 tsp fresh coriander
2 Tbsp parsley, finely chopped
2 L water
Place all ingredients together in a large pot and bring to the boil. Simmer over low heat for 2 hours.
Prepare as directed but reduce liquid to 6 cups.
Vegetables and herbs may be varied as desired. Kilojoules and calories will always be insignificant as long as fat is removed and stock strained.
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