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Kittencal's Homemade Deep Rich Turkey Stock/Broth

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“Roasting/browning the turkey bones and vegetables firstly in the oven will create a more intense deep rich stock I would not even think of making stock without using this method and you will see the difference for yourself after you try this stock --- I use this stock in so many recipes I even make gravy with it and you will use this for so many things also, it is wonderful to have handy in the freezer, to thaw just microwave for a couple of minutes or refrigerate overnight -- serving amounts are listed for a 12-13 pound turkey and about 4 quarts of water, you may use a larger turkey with more water just make certain to use enough water to cover the carcass and veggies --- if possible don't discard all the extra bones from the legs, thighs and wings and add into the pot along with the carcass the more bones the better!”
3hrs 20mins
12 cups (approx)

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  1. Set oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Break up the carcass into smaller pieces then place on a greased baking sheet along with the onions, celery, and carrots,.
  3. Roast for about 40 minutes turning once through cooking time.
  4. Place the bones and vegetables in a large stock pot along with the garlic cloves, peppercorns and bay leaf (you do not have to peel the cloves).
  5. Pour the water over; bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  6. Reduce heat to low then cover and simmer for about 3-1/2 hours.
  7. Carefully strain through a sieve over a large bowl and discard the solids.
  8. Cool to room temperature then refrigerate overnight.
  9. The following day skim any excess fat from the top of the broth.
  10. Refrigerate for up to 3 days or separate into plastic containers and freeze for up to 6 months.

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