Oh the awesome power in simplicity that is bone broth! In my home, we like to have a large mason jar of full of fresh bone broth in the fridge at all times. It's a part of my weekly ritual to produce more, as well as to prep veggies to pair with it for easy noodle bowls. There are a variety of ways to enjoy bone broth but this is my personal favorite: slowly reheated to retain it's maximum nutritional value and served over thinly sliced veggies and soba noodles, gently cooking the veggies in the process. These bowls are totally a "choose your own adventure" sort of food: the limit to the veggie and flavor combinations is endless. Below you'll find my basic bone broth method as well as my favorite noodle bowl recipe.
About 3 lbs bones (beef, chicken, lamb, whichever animal you choose) (this is a verrry rough number- more below)
1 gallon water
1 tbsp white vinegar
1 tbsp kosher salt (to taste)
1) Fill a slow cooker with bones until roughly 3/4 full. Pour water over the top to cover the bones completely. Add vinegar and let sit at room temperature for one hour.
2) Turn your slow cooker to LOW and let the bone broth simmer for 24-72 hours. Season with salt in the last hour of cooking.
3) Cool and transfer to a storage vessel. The liquid should be slight gelatinous. This can be stored in the fridge for three weeks or so and in the freezer for six months.
NOTE: DO NOT BOIL THE BONES. This is very important. I've seen many recipes call for boiling the bones but this will seep the majority of the contents of the bones that you are looking to extract from them through the slow cooking method. If your bones are particularly meaty you may roast them for twenty minutes or so for flavor but this is not necessary.
BONE BROTH NOODLE BOWLS
radishes, thinly sliced
carrots, thinly sliced
bell peppers, thinly sliced
mushrooms, thinly sliced
red cabbage, thinly sliced
green onions, thinly sliced
garlic, thinly sliced
fresh ginger, finely grated
fresh turmeric, finely grated
Cook soba noodles according to package directions. Add a small amount to a serving bowl and top with veggies of you choice. Pour the warmed bone broth over the top and serve with soy sauce, rice vinegar, sriracha, sesame oil, yuzu, and/lime juice to accompany. :)
Hi. I'm Claudia. I'm a food obsessed, nature loving, fitness fanatic and happy gal living in the Pacific Northwest. I've been eating and cooking healthy foods for most of my life, and I'm so excited to share my passion for it with you!