Broth is not only the basis of many soups, but also an independent dish.
It can be flavored with greens, fragrant spices, add a few vegetables.
And serve with crackers, pies, garlic donuts.
But how to boil the broth to make it transparent, fragrant, nourishing?
How to cook broth - general principles
The best broths are obtained from meat and chicken on the bone. But if there is only fillet, then it can be put into the broth. Fluids can be poured any amount, but the smaller, the richer the broth. When boiling from the surface remove the formed foam. This can be done with a spoon or slotted spoon.
What is added to the broth during cooking:
• bay leaves;
• parsley root;
Vegetables are not always laid raw. Sometimes they are fried in a pan or baked in the oven. These techniques improve the taste and color of the dish. Meat products and bones can also be pre-baked.
As for salt, it should be laid at the very end of cooking. Like greens. But if the broth is prepared for further processing and additives in various dishes, it is better not to put a large amount of spices.
How to cook beef broth
Beef broth is often used for cooking kharcho, all sorts of sauces, added to stew and in main dishes. It is rarely used in its pure form and as an independent dish. Maybe they just do not know how to cook properly. How to cook beef broth?
• 800 grams of beef on the bone;
• 1-2 carrots;
• 1-2 onions;
1. Put on the baking pieces of beef with a bone, to them peeled onions and carrots. Sent to the oven. Bake at 240 degrees until lightly crusted. 2. We take out our blanks, put them in a saucepan, pour three and a half liters of water and let them boil. Remove the foam.
3. Reduce heat and boil for a very slow boil an hour.
4. Open, catch the vegetables, and add peas pepper, bay leaf.
5. Cook until meat is fully cooked. On average, about half an hour.
How to cook chicken broth with vegetables
Recipe for light chicken broth with the addition of vegetables, which will give the dish additional satiety. This dish will go for the first dish for lunch. It is advisable to use home or farm chicken. Any parts of the carcass will do.
• 0.6 kg chicken;
• 2 potatoes;
• 2 tablespoons chopped spinach;
• 2 spoons of butter;
• 1 onion;
1. Put the washed chicken in a saucepan, pour cold water and let it boil. Remove the foam from the surface.
2. Immediately add the spices: peppercorns, bay leaf, you can add a clove of garlic. Leave the broth to cook until the chicken is ready. But while it is not necessary to salt.
3. Strain the broth, remove the chicken.
4. Cut potatoes into thin straws, send them to a saucepan with broth.
5. Onion cut into half rings, fry in a skillet with butter.
6. Free the cooled chicken from the bones, cut it into pieces, or simply disassemble it by fiber, send it back to the pan. Now you can salt.
7. Once the potatoes are cooked, add the fried onion, put the spinach on and turn it off. You can add another green.
How to Boil Beef Bone Broth
Recipe rich broth, which can be used for any dishes. Despite the name, it is better to use the bones with pieces of meat. But how to boil such broth?
• 0.6 kg of bones;
• 1 parsley root;
• 1 carrot;
• 3 liters of water;
• 1 onion head.
Cooking 1. Large bones need to be chopped, so it will be easier for them to boil. Then the pieces are washed and put into the pan. Fill with three liters of cold water and send to the stove.
2. When boiling, remove the foam, then remove to a minimum the fire and boil the broth with a weak boil for two and a half hours.
3. Throw peeled carrots, parsley root and onion. By the way, the head can not be cleaned, but only washed. Husk gives a pleasant color to the broth and its special taste.
4. Cook the broth for another forty minutes, at the end you can throw peppercorns, bay leaf. Give boil five minutes and turn off. Strain out.
How to cook fish broth
Good fish broth - a pledge of delicious fish soup. The dish on it will turn out saturated and very tasty. But how to cook fish broths? In fact, we will need waste: heads, fins, tails, and it is better to save good pieces for the dish itself.
• 1 kg of fish heads, tails, ridges;
• 3 liters of water;
• 1 onion;
• 3 peppercorns;
• 2 bay leaves;
• 1 carrot;
• 1 spoon of butter, it is better to use butter.
1. Flush fish products. Remove the eyes and gills, put everything in the pan, pour cold water and put on the stove.
2. While the fish is boiling, we are cooking vegetables. Cut the peeled carrot into 0.5 centimeter slices, spread on a greased pan.
3. Add onion chopped into large pieces. Fry together, do the maximum fire. Turn it off as soon as the vegetables turn red.
4. Remove boiling foam from boiling when boiling, add fried vegetables.
5. Remove the fire and boil the broth for half an hour. For fish this time is enough.
6. 10 minutes before readiness we throw Lavrushka and pepper.
7. Ready broth must be filtered, and then we cook fragrant dishes on it.
How to cook chicken broth for the patient
Chicken broth is one of the few dishes allowed in the postoperative period. It is also given for colds and various other diseases. But the classic broth with spices and vegetables will not work. The dish should be unsalted, non-greasy. So how to cook broth for sick people and after surgery.
• 0.5 kg chicken;
• 1.5 liters of water.
1. Wash the chicken, you can cut it into pieces. Remove the skin and remove all visible fat.
2. Fill with water, boil and boil for two or three minutes.
3. Merge the decoction, rinse the chicken, wash the pan.
4. Pour 1.5 liters of pure water and cook the broth until the meat is completely soft.
5. Cool down, remove the chicken. Depending on the appointment of the patient, the chicken can be added, sometimes allowed twisted meat.
How to cook pork broth
Pork broth is quite fatty and saturated. But he has a lot of fans. And if properly cooked, the dishes from this broth are very fragrant. But how is boiled broth cooked?
• 600 grams of pork with bone;
• 2 carrots;
• 2 onions;
• 1 bunch of parsley;
• 2 leaves of laurel;
1. Wash the pieces of pork, send in a pan with three liters of water. We put stew.
2. As soon as it starts to boil, remove the foam and fat.
3. Add the chopped onions and carrots. Put laurel leaves and peppercorns. Cover and cook at minimum heat for two hours.
4. Salt, throw chopped parsley and ready! If you do not like slices of vegetables and spices, then the broth can be filtered.
How to cook chicken noodle broth
If you want to make a light soup, then it is not necessary to hammer it with a large number of ingredients. A handful of vermicelli, spices and a couple of bulbs is enough.
• 0.5 kg chicken;
• 2 onions; • 1 carrot;
• 100 grams of vermicelli;
• salt with pepper;
• 1 bay leaf;
1. Wash the chicken, put in a saucepan. Fill with two liters of cold water and set to boil. When boiling we remove foam.
2. Peel one onion and throw in the whole chicken, cook in broth for forty minutes. Then we take out her skimmer.
3. Cut the second onion, send it to the pan.
4. After two minutes, add the carrot sliced into slices or strips. Dish salt and cook until soft carrots.
5. Add the noodles. Stir, let the soup boil.
6. We throw chopped greens, pepper and add bay leaf. Done!
How to Boil Broth - Tips and Tricks
• Do not have time to remove the foam, and she sank to the bottom? You can pour a glass of water into the broth, stir and let it boil again. The foam will pop up and can be removed.
• Saturated broths from bone meat should not be used by people with digestive problems, as well as young children. For them it is better to cook the broth from the pulp, trimmed with fat.
• The most valuable broth is the one that is brewed a second time. That is, you need to fill the product with water, let it boil, boil for a few minutes and drain. Then pour a new batch of liquid and cook until ready. The first decoction will be released excess fat, ichor and harmful substances that may be contained in the purchased meat or chicken.
• Good broth can only be cooked on low heat. If the broth is actively boiling and boiling, then you can not even dream about transparency.