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Should steaming water be used for stock/gravy?

Should I use water from steaming to make stock or gravy? Does it depend from what I have steamed (e.g., potatoes or vegetables)?
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Vegetable stock for a vegan gravy

I am vegan. I want to make a vegan gravy sauce but I want to make my own vegetable broth without too much salt. I don't want to use a ready to use vegetable stock and nutritional yeast. How can I add ...
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How efficient is stock for protein extraction?

Proteins from collagen and tissues thicken stock. Fat is rendered too. Since fat settles to the surface after refrigeration, I assume that you can extract most or all of the fat through skimming ...
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Why skim “scum” from the surface of a simmering stock?

I've been reading various Googled recipes and techniques for stockmaking, as I made my first stock tonight using raw chicken bones. Just about every article/recipe I read says to skim the surface of ...
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Right stock color

I did beef stock for two times, with more-or-less same ingredients/steps, but the resulting color was different. For the first time, the color was amber, for the second time, it was brownish. What ...
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Pre-Cooked Meat [duplicate]

I have an idea to pre-cook chicken, sauces, in spices etc and then freeze in batches. I can then use the precooked chicken to whip up quick dishes for dinner. My question is: if I have leftovers ...
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What's the difference between using stock and water?

I realise this sounds like an odd question. However, to use an example, when I make cottage pie, a lot of recipes suggest using beef stock. Okay, so as I understand making beef stock, you basically ...
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Shelf life of frozen stocks and sauces [duplicate]

Whenever I make stock or sauces (mostly tomato sauce), I make large batches and freeze whatever I won't be using over the next couple of days. I use simple plastic containers -- nothing air tight. How ...
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Chicken stock quantity to substitute for 1 stock cube (knorr)?

How much homemade chicken stock should I substitute when recipe calls for a stock cube? I added 5 litres of water to cover carcass. Anything else I can do with simmered chicken & veg. It seems ...
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I'm Making Chicken stock. How can I keep the chicken meat/bones from rising above the water line?

I'm using chicken wings to make a stock, but they want to float up to the top above the water line. Any kitchen hacks to keep them submerged??
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Using the bone from a spiral cut ham

I'm making pork stock for the first time from raw pork bones I bought at the store, and I just opened a spiral cut ham to cut it up. Can I put the cooked ham bone in with the cooking pork bones, since ...
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Foam in beef stock [duplicate]

I'm making the beef stock and after the stock has been brought to the boil, the recipe calls for skimming the foam. What is in the foam? Why it is bad and must be skimmed?
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Would pressure cooking stock create a different result?

I have always made bone stocks by simmering them for a long, long time, either on the stove or in a slow cooker. My new housemate insists this can be done in a pressure cooker. I'm sure this is true, ...
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Using Chicken Broth bones for chicken stock?

I am planning on using a whole chicken to make a batch of chicken broth, which as I understand is made using the meat as well as bones and vegetables and various seasoning's. From that, I will take ...
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Simmering versus pressure cooking stock [duplicate]

Is there any advantage to using a pressure cooker to make stock versus simmering it?
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Optimum Bone To Water Ratio For Pork and Beef Stocks

I am tinkering with my stock recipes. For pork stock I have been using 8 cups of water over a roasted trotter, a roasted backbone section with about 4 inches of rib attached, and a 1/4 inch slab of ...
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onion puree thickness

From times to times, I make this soup that consists of 90% onions and 10% green pepper/garlic/white cabbage/carrots. Not matter how much water I add to it, it always ends up quite thick after ...
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Why is wine not a common ingredient in (meat) stock?

My inclination is to think that red wine would go well in a beef stock and white wine in the making of a chicken stock but I rarely, if ever, see it as an ingredient. Is there a common reason why wine ...
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Stock vs Broth - What's the difference in usage?

I've now learned (from this site) that broth and stock are not the same product (see this great answer). So, in any given scenario, why should one use stock rather than broth, or vice versa? i.e. ...
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Are the leftovers from making stock good for anything?

Having made stock and strained it, can the meat and vegetables boiled up in the stock be used for anything, or should they go in the bin?
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Sediment in chicken stock

Despite using a fine mesh strainer, when I pour out my stock into a container, I appear to have a lot of sediment/debris in my stock. I am following the method used by Chef John (Foodwishes) ...
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Why will my dense, concentrated stock not solidify to jelly?

I boiled all the bones from a roe deer for stock and got about four litres all of which was solid when refrigerated. I took half of it and left it in a pan in the bottom over of an Aga for two days ...
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Why did my Turkey Stock turn into gelatin?

We took our left-over turkey carcass and parts and simmered them for a few hours with water in a pot with some herbs and veggies. After removing the solids, and separating the fat, we placed it in ...
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Jar lids popping several times

I've canned my whole life (54 years old), I started when I was young helping my Mom, and I've never run into this before. I've never canned just plain pork stock before, but wanted to try. I had 4 ...
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How do I know when my stock is done cooking?

I'm making stock from turkey bones and all of the other leftovers hanging around the refrigerator. Since the cooking time varies quite a bit depending on cooking method (I'm doing a slow simmer on the ...
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Using cloves in stocks/broths

I have a (somewhat) recently purchased spice jar of cloves in my pantry that isn't getting much attention. I've seen stock/broth recipes that call for whole peppercorns, and am curious if subbing ...
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Stock: Canned, Bouillon Cubes and Powder

What are the Pros and Cons to each one? Most of the time I am making vegetable soup. Thanks
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My chicken stock is a gelatinous mess. Is this normal? Can it be saved? [duplicate]

I've been looking for a chicken soup with matzo balls recipe that would duplicate my grandma's (she died without passing on the recipe.) This one sounded like it would be close. I followed it to the ...
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How hot does the water need to be when cooking stock?

What's the minimum water temperature for making stock? (from either meat and vegetables, if they're different)
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What's the best way to strain stock?

I have a big pot full of chicken necks and backs on the stove which I need to separate into (a) stock and (b) everything else. I'm wondering the best way to go about doing this. I've previously laid ...
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Making the most out of stock

I came across a page (http://www.traditional-foods.com/bone-broth/) where the author used the same beef bone 12 times to make stock*. It got me wondering: when I make stock, am I leaving behind that ...
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Should I include egg shells in my stock?

I've been making stock from vegetable scraps I've been keeping in the freezer (mainly carrots, celery, onion, tomato, and parsley). I read elsewhere that one could include egg shells in stock. Is this ...
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Should I pre-boil then rinse chicken bones before making stock?

I'm told this releases the impurities, i.e scum, so you don't have to skim while simmering.
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What is the best way to store stock in the freezer?

What is the best way to store stock in the freezer? I can think of ice cubes and plastic bags, but am looking for other ideas. Also, what would be the optimal portion size?
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How can I roast chicken bones (without meat)?

I plan to make a sizable quantity of chicken stock this weekend. Since I can't actually eat that much chicken, I just bought several pounds of bones, figuring I'd save the effort and expense of ...
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Should I keep the meat boiled off of bones when making beef broth?

I am making a simple beef stock from the leftover bones from a New York cut roast beef. Beyond adding a mirepoix and boiling the bones for three hours I'm not doing anything special. When I make stock ...
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How to mix a roux with stock?

My roux came out a beautiful dark brown. Then I began to slowly add chicken stock. The flour and water did not completely blend and I don't understand why not? The roux was very hot,but the stock ...
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Couldn't snap the bones in my chicken stock

I followed Alton Brown's recipe for stock in which he gave a rough estimate of 8-9 hours at a low simmer to extract maximum flavor. At one point, he said, paraphrased, "How will you know you've ...
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Can I use the green part of leeks for stocks?

Most recipes call for the white and the inner green parts of leeks. I feel like I'm wasting half leek. After googling a little, I've found some people consider it edible if properly cooked. I guess a ...
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Using beet stock

There's a pot full of water left over after boiling beets. I know beets are full of good stuff. I'd rather not throw this beet stock down the drain, but rather use it. How can this beet water or ...
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Lifespan of chicken stock in fridge

I boiled some chicken last week, and saved the stock for future use. But, as I don't have enough freezer space, I just put it in the fridge, so it has been liquid. Since, it has been a week, is it ...
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why use a pressure cooker for collagen to gelatin conversion?

I was watching S13E16 of Good Eats and to cook his chicken for "chicken and dumplings", he places an old hen (instead of a rooster) in the pressure cooker at the maximum temperature & pressure. ...
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Beef Broth - What Went Wrong?

Home-cooked Phở is my white whale. Anyway, before I can cook Phở, I need to be able to make beef broth, and so far I've failed completely. My broth is greenish-gray in color, mostly flavorless, and ...
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Substitute pig trotter for powdered gelatine in an aspic

I'm intending to make a raised game pie, which involves making aspic from the stock. The recipe says to make 1 pint of stock from the game bones and trimmings, herbs, root vegetables, and to whisk in ...
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How much bones can be used in an 11 liter stock pot?

I just bought a nice 11 liter stock pot. From your experience, what is the maximum weight of veal bones I can add to one veal stock batch in order to have enough volume left for my veggies and water? ...
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Why didn't my turkey stock gelatinize?

We made turkey stock of out our Thanksgiving scraps. We simmered the turkey bones (unroasted) and all the vegetable trimmings for about 7 hours, and then chilled everything and stashed it in the ...
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Why do we need gelatin in our stocks?

I make chicken stock fairly regularly. I know it's supposed to look like jello when chilled. My question is: why? Mouthfeel? Body? Why do we want a gelatinous blob of delicious bone juice?
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What ingredients should be avoided in stock?

The common wisdom is to store all of your vegetable trimmings (cleaned) in the freezer, and then chuck everything into the stock pot when it's time to make stock. For a meat stock, it's common to ...
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Why did my brown beef stock end up yellow?

Over the weekend I attempted a brown beef stock for the first time. I roasted (from frozen) a couple of kilos of beef bones in the oven for an hour or so until they were a deep brown colour all over. ...
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Is it necessary to thaw bones before roasting for stock?

I have some frozen lamb bones that I want to make a lamb stock with. The recipe I'm using roasts the bones in the oven before making the stock - is it necessary to thaw the bones before roasting them, ...