Tips to Prepare Your Own Homemade Broth (Stock)
Broths are not only appetizing, but they can also help jazz up soups, gravies, and sauces! Many people opt-in to buying broths at the grocery store without realizing how easy it is to make your own broth at home!
Tips To Prepare Low-Fat Broth
- Broth is a cinch to make. Just throw a bunch of vegetables (scraps, skins, whatever) and meat in a big pot with some water, salt, and pepper, and let it simmer for a while. Then, simple strain and use for cooking or store it for later in tupperware. However, to make sure that your broth doesn’t involve too much fat, always cook the herbs and veggies first before putting in your meat.
- Lightly brush the meat or poultry with canola or light olive oil so that it cooks well without searing. At the same time, greasing the meat beforehand ensures that you don't go overboard with the oil.
- Once your meat is roasted, drain out the extra drippings and juices that have gathered at the bottom of the roasting pan. Doing this will ensure that your broth is not too heavily saturated with fat from your meat.
- Another thing to watch out for is use of salt. Most store-bought or canned broths contain excessively high levels of salt that can make your body retain more water and bloat. In this case, sprinkling salt judiciously will help. Do not add a lot of salt in the beginning but rather, take your time tasting the broth at different stages and adding seasonings gradually.
With these tips, you will be able to enjoy the luxury of your own, homemade broth without having to worry about unwanted fat or calories!
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