I made my first turkey about a year ago. I was terrified! It wasn’t even for a Thanksgiving meal. I bought some because they were really cheap during the Thanksgiving season. (Make sure you get yours this week!) I found out they are really not that hard to make and I have made many since.
Another thing I learned to make last year was stock. A lot of the stock you find at the store has added – who knows what. Since I like most of my food without the mysterious ingredients, I thought I’d try to make my own. It was so easy.
Here’s what you need:
- Turkey bones
- Bay Leaves
- Garlic Cloves
Bring this all to a boil in a stock pot and then simmer for a few hours. The longer the better. When it’s done strain it, so all you have left is the liquid. Let it cool in the fridge overnight. Then skim the top layer of fat off.
You can also make it in your crock pot. I just set it on high for a while and then leave it on low overnight.
Use it in a recipe or freeze it for later use. I saw a suggestion of freezing it in an ice-cube tray, which is a great idea!
I’ll be posting a couple of recipes I use the stock in later this week.