i like soups. I can have them everyday. In winter season they are a must!
The base of every soup is a good stock.
2 parsley root (you can use the green part as well. But rinse it thoroughly)
½ celery root
3 unpeeled onions
1 hot chili pepper (green or red)
1 lemon grass
5 bay leaves
6 whole allspice berries
1 garlic head
It can be vegtable stock or meat. It is up to you. You can add.
– fish parts – bones, heads, tails
– poultry leftovers – i like duck the best
– all kind of meat with bones – i like sirloin the best
Put meat into the pot
Add vegtables. You can cut them or chop them if you like. My brother-in-law does not cut them at all
Squeeze halves of onions
Smash the garlic head
Pour 3 or 4 liters of water
Do not season the meat or water with salt or pepper
Boil everything on high heat
Uncover the pot and simmer for at least 2 hours (the longer the better)
Remove all the ingredients and drain the stock into a separate pot
They say the vegtables lose all the vitamins and mineral componds after 30 minutes of boiling so i throw them out. Some chop them and use them in the soup. So it is up to you.
The meat can be used in the soup (anyway you want it – in one piece or cut or pulled with fork)
The broth is good for all kind of soups or gravies.