Mock Chicken Stock

I promised some meatfree stock substitutions. Here’s the Mock Chicken Stock, or, for rhyming serendipity, Mock Cock Stock.

  • 1/4C skinned and split dry green lentils (they look yellow)
  • 1/3C dry chickpeas, soaked overnight
  • 1 large sweet, firm-fleshed red apple, skin and core removed, chopped
  • 2 1/2C chopped celery
  • 2C chopped white onion
  • 1 1/2C chopped carrot
  • 1 large potato, scrubbed and chopped (skin on)
  • 4-7 dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 3T chopped garlic
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 1 tsp tarragon
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • 3-6 quarts of water

Combine all all ingredients in a large stock pot. Cook 1-2 hours, then strain through a fine mesh sieve or damp cheesecloth into containers. Discard or compost the bulk.

If tossing out your scraps feels overly wasteful, there are a few things you can do (other than composting). Pets (not dogs — onions in any form are toxic) might chow down on the scraps as a tasty treat. Remove the bay leaves, then puree and freeze them for later use as either a creamy soup base, or, as a thickener for sauces and gravies in place of roux.

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