Homemade stock cubes are perfect for preparing
kids recipes, they’re great for those who are intolerant to MSG and for all those concerned
about the ingredients in the stock cubes we buy from the shops.
You can make beef, chicken or fish flavoured stock cubes.
I started making these with fish heads. If you’ve seen my Okra Soup video you know
how much I love fish head but unfortunately I can’t use fish heads in my kids recipes,
in battered fish and so on. So I keep them in the freezer till I have
enough quantity. In this video, I’ll prepare the stock cubes
with chicken bones. The same process applies when you are making
beef or fish flavoured stock cubes. I simply use the vegetables listed on the
packs of the stock cubes I buy from the shops. Click show more under this video to see the
full list. It’s so easy to make.
Cut up the chicken and vegetables. I don’t use the very green parts of the
leek because if used, the strong flavour affects the taste of your meals.
Put everything in a big pot, add water to half the level of the contents
of the pot and cook on medium to high heat for 45 minutes or till
everything is very soft. Then set aside to cool down completely.
Remove the bones from the chicken. O yes, these may be called chicken bones but
you’ll be surprised at the amount of meat on them.
Then blend everything till smooth. Strain to remove all traces of bones and other
particles. Pour into ice cube trays and place in the
freezer overnight. Remove them and place in a container and put
back in the freezer. Your home made stock cubes are ready for use!
I know these ones are not cube shaped but you get the drift.
I’ve been planning to share this for ages; I hope you find this helpful.
See you soon!