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Recipe: Slow-Simmered Free-Range Pork Bone Broth
- 3-4 pounds free-range pork bones
- 2 carrots, roughly chopped
- 2 celery stalks, roughly chopped
- 1 onion, halved
- 4 cloves garlic, smashed
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 12 cups water (approx.)
- Salt, to taste
For Preparing Pork Bone Broth:
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Place the free-range pork bones on a baking sheet and roast them for about 30 minutes until they turn brown and fragrant. This step enhances the flavor of the broth.
- In a large stockpot, combine the roasted pork bones, chopped carrots, celery, onion halves, smashed garlic cloves, bay leaves, and whole black peppercorns.
- Add the apple cider vinegar, which helps extract nutrients from the bones.
- Pour in enough water to cover all the ingredients by about an inch or two.
- Slowly bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. As it comes to a boil, skim off any impurities that rise to the surface.
- Once the broth is boiling, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer gently. Cover the pot and let it simmer for at least 6-8 hours. The longer it simmers, the richer the flavor will become.
- Periodically check the water level, adding more if needed to keep the ingredients submerged.
- After simmering, strain the broth through a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth into a clean container. Discard the solids.
- Season the pork bone broth with salt to taste.
Using Pork Bone Broth:
- Enjoy it as a nourishing and comforting sipper on its own.
- Use it as a base for soups, stews, and sauces to impart a deep, savory flavor.
- It’s ideal for braising meats, cooking grains, and making risotto.