How long does it take until my chicken soup (more like a stock really) stops tasting like water and starts tasting like chicken?
I'm really impatient however it so far tastes like nothing. It has:
1x whole chicken
2x large carrots, chopped
2x celery sticks, chopped
4 x brown shallots, chopped
lots of garlic
1x vege stock cube
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08-03-2012 15:01 #1
Chicken soup help!
08-03-2012 15:04 #2
I usually simmer mine on the stove for a good 2 hours before i taste it. I love chicken soup
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How many cups of water have you used? I usually use 1 tspn of stock per cup of water which gives it a nice boost of flavour, maybe you haven't used enough stock? If you are making your own stock using your own veg and chicken it usually takes a few hours, but even then depending on the flavours you have used you might still just get a subtle taste more then a explosion of flavour.
08-03-2012 15:15 #4
Just added 2 chicken stock cubes. Tastes chickenier already!!
08-03-2012 15:23 #5
I used to add a bit of paprika to mine but then someone told me to add a little bit of curry powder. Made a huge difference! Loved it.
08-03-2012 15:24 #6
I think I was just impatient, it tastes delicious. Like nan's chicken soup of old. Loves it.
But it's a bit of work isn't it!? I need to take the meat off the bones once it's cooked and put it back in, and skim some off the fat off the top. If I wanna do it properly, I won't be eating it til tomorrow!
08-03-2012 15:24 #7
Did you break up the chicken most of the flavor comes from inside the bones
08-03-2012 15:26 #8
when you serve it if you can make some gremollatta it makes it sooooooo much better - (especially since I read that you were sick!)
gremollata - chopped fresh parsley, garlic and lemon rind.
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08-03-2012 15:28 #9
Yep, I chopped the whole baby up! First time I've ever cut up a whole raw chicken. Impressed?
Yummmmo gremolatta! I love it on Osso Bucco. Will definitely make some for serving time!
08-03-2012 15:32 #10
Best way to clarify a soup? The scum on top looks rather unappealing!
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