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Bone Broth

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Recipe by James Barry

Sixteen plus years in the culinary field, James started as a private chef, having cooked for celebrities such as Tom Cruise, Mariska Hargitay, George Clooney, Gerard Butler, Sean “Puffy” Combs, Barbra Streisand, and John Cusack.

Bone broth is different from stock. Bone broth is meant to be simmered for long hours to pull as many nutrients from the bones as possible.

Due to the long simmer times (between 12-48 hours), you'll want access to a safe heat source. I use a portable electric burner. I do not recommend using a gas stovetop unattended.

You'll want a large pot for this recipe. I recommend at least a 12 qt stock pot.

For the bones, you can mix and match animals or stick to one. We collect bones over the month from our meals (ie whole roasted chicken) and store them in an airtight container in the freezer until we have enough to fill the stock pot.

Instructions

Step 1

For a rich colored, flavorful broth, broil the bones in the oven until lightly browned.

Step 2

Place the bones and vinegar into the stock pot. Cover with filtered water leaving about 2 inches of space from the top.

Step 3

Bring to a boil and skim any foam off the top. The foam is just any impurities coming out of the bones. Sometimes it’s there, sometimes it isn’t.

Step 4

Reduce the heat on your stove to the lowest possible and gently simmer your broth for at least 12 hours, up to 48 hours. The rule of thumb is the bigger the bones, the longer you need to simmer your broth. Make sure not to cook the broth at too high a temperature! It will denature some of the proteins. Keep the pot covered to limit loss of water.

Step 5

Strain out the bones, and either use immediately, or store in a big glass jar in your fridge. Do not place lid on jar until broth is fully cooled.

Step 6

Use the broth when making grains or drink it like you would a cup of tea. Add a pinch of Pluck to your sipping broth for added nutrients and flavor.

Ingredients

Several pounds bones (enough to fill the size pot you're using. See note above)

filtered water (enough to fill the pot you're using.)

3-4 teaspoons apple cider vinegar (use 1 teaspoon per 4 qt water)

Pluck, to taste

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