Tables of Contents Live:
Make Chicken Broth With Miranda Popkey!
The Author of Topics of Conversation in the Kitchen (Virtually)
with Chef Evan Hanczor
Here’s how it works: Make yourself a simple chicken broth. (We’ve got a recipe here for you, below.) Recorded live on Instagram you can watch Miranda Popkey in her kitchen and chef Evan Hanczor in his. Miranda reads from Topics of Conversation and she and Evan chat about writing, cooking, eating, comfort, quarantine, and literature. And broth.
Simple Chicken Broth
From Topics of Conversation by Miranda Popkey
What you need:
Bones left over from a roast chicken
2 cups or so of roughly chopped assorted veggies
Onion, garlic, carrot, celery are classic; use more onion than carrot or celery; ginger, galangal, lemongrass are great additions, and a little bit goes a long way.
Herbs if you have them?
thyme, rosemary, parsley, sage? Choose one, add a few sprigs
Spices, if you have them
1 tsp each of black peppercorns, coriander seed, turmeric (one or all)
1 big pinch of salt
This helps to draw out flavor from the bones and veggies; you can use soy sauce too
2-3 quarts of water or previously made broth
If you have an open bottle of white wine or sake feel free to throw a splash in too!
Combine all ingredients in a pot big enough to hold them. Bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer. Simmer for 2-3 hours. Strain, saving the broth and composting the solids. Adjust seasoning with more salt and anything else you want (hot sauce, lemon, spices, chopped hot peppers or herbs). Enjoy!
Hint: for Miranda’s broth, a nice golden shade is what we’re going for. Roasted chicken bones or a pinch of miso will help with that, but a teaspoon of turmeric if you have it will really up the color factor.