created: 2010-10-10 23:02:07
My kids go through a whole chicken every week. Every few weeks I make soup. After one disaster I was asked to write down what I did to guarantee a good soup. After this soup I was asked to not tinker any more.
First: Take 2 cooked chickens. Separate meat and bones. Put meat in fridge. Stock: In a crock pot I place (chopped, etc as appropriate): - Bones from several chickens - Stems from 4 stems of broccoli - 1 onion - 1 bunch celery - 2 large cloves garlic - 1 lb carrots - 3 bay leaves - 1 cup vinegar - 2 tbsp caraway seeds - 3 tbsp black peppercorns - 3 tbsp garam masala - 2 tbsp majoram - 2 tsp sage - 1 tbsp salt - Enough water to almost fill the pot. (Leave space b/c water expands when heated.) Put on a low simmer for at least 4 hours. (Overnight is fine.) Take everything out of the liquid. I use a fish net from the pet store to be sure I get the bones, etc. Soup: - meat from 2 chickens - 1 lb carrots, chopped - heads from 4 stems of broccoli Bring back to a boil, simmer for at least one hour. Divide into containers, freeze what you want.