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17/10/13

Homemade basic broth

Receta en español aquí

This is a basic and flavorful broth recipe, that you can use to add flavor in recipes calling for broth or as a base for soups. 


Ingredients

2 leeks
1 small onion
1 small zucchini
1 tomato
2 carrots
1 small green pepper
Parsley
Some Swiss chard leaves
1chicken leg quarter, except if you want a vegetable broth.

Water to fill the pot  

Note 1: I don't add any salt, I prefer adding the salt in the final recipe
Note 2: You can use any vegetable scraps from preparing other foods.



Directions

Wash and chop all the vegetables.


Place in a pressure cooker the chicken and add the vegetables.  Fill with water and bring to a boil around 30 minutes.
If you don’t have pressure cooker place the ingredients in a large pot, bring to a boil,  then reduce the heat and simmer for at least 1 hour.



Strain the broth, discarding the vegetables and setting aside the chicken. 



 I divide the broth into containers of various sizes (some recipes need more broth than others) and I place them in the freezer. The broth should last at least 4 months without lose its flavor so always remember to label and date the container. 

And that's all!

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