Homemade Bone Broth
Bone Broth is not simply another food fad. The health benefits of Bone Broth are well-documented and it most definitely contributes greatly to your overall health and well-being. From supporting digestion, mitigating the side effects of colds and the flu to maintaining and improving skin and nail health – there is good reason Bone Broth is considered a “wonder-food”.
Simmer your broth for a minimum of 6-8 hours (for beef, veal, lamb, pork or game) 4-6 hours for Chicken/turkey/duck, and up to a maximum of 24 hours. Longer time means more flavour/extraction of flavour and nutrients.
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6-8 lbs. Bones (Beef, Veal, Chicken, Duck work well)
1 lb. celery
2 lbs. onions
1 lb. carrots
4 bay leaves
8 cloves garlic
¼ bunch fresh thyme
2 tsp sea salt
¼ cup cider vinegar
TIP: Adding other flavours and seasonings like turmeric, ginger, chili peppers or dried mushrooms will enhance the flavour and nutritional benefits of your broth.
TIP: Roasting your bones beforehand for 20-30 mins. at 500°F adds amazing depth of flavour.
1. Add bones to cold water. Ensure the bones are covered by at least 4” of water. (Cold water and a slow start, will help draw impurities to the top, which will then be skimmed and discarded).
2. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low simmer for 6 hours.
3. During simmering, as impurities appear on surface (scum), use ladle to skim off any foam or impurities.
4. After 6 hours, add your mirepoix, herbs and/or seasonings, cider vinegar and salt to the pot. (if you were adding additional flavourings/ingredients, this is the time to add).
5. After 8 hours have elapsed, remove from heat and strain liquid.
6. Portion into containers and let cool as quickly as possible.
7. Once cooled, skim settled fat from top layer.
NOTE: Broth can be enjoyed fresh for up to 5 days, or freeze in portions and reheat in a pot from frozen.