Stock (food) facts for kids
Stock in cooking (cuisine) is a liquid flavoring base for soups and sauces. A flavoured liquid preparation, it forms the basis of many dishes. A stock is made by simmering animal bones and/or meat, fish, or vegetables in water and/or wine, adding mirepoix or other aromatics for more flavour. A newer approach is to use a pressure cooker. The ingredients may include meat, bones, herbs and spices, and mirepoix. Mirepoix is a mixture of onions, carrots, celery, and sometimes other vegetables.
Many use ready-made ingredients like Oxo cubes or bouillon cubes. Stock lasts for three or four days in the fridge, but can be boiled again, and stored again.
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