All Purpose Chicken Stock

I used to rely on a granulated or liquid version of soup stock in the past. Now I try to make my own as much as I can. Making homemade stock isn’t that hard; you just need time and bit of a freezer space.

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Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Gumbo is dish I like to make often. It’s flavorful, filling, and very popular with everyone in our family. I can make a big batch and freeze a portion to be used later on. Gumbo is a popular soup in the south, especially in the state of Louisiana. Gumbo is made of flavored stock from meat or shellfish, and vegetables likes celery, bell peppers, and onions. To make it hearty and satisfying, gumbo uses thickeners such as roux (cooked flour and butter) and filé powder.

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Asian-Style Chicken Stock

The best soups, stews, and sauces generally start with a great stock. A stock or broth is a cooking liquid made by simmering animal bones or meat, seafood, or vegetables in water for an extended period of time. Nowadays you can find decent stocks on grocery shelves. This makes it easy if you are short of time. To get a really great taste, however, you must make your own stock.

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