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edinaeats Dec 27, 2004 11:49 AM

I had three leftover lemon chickens (Hazan) and used them to make a stock of sort- plus the meat.

To the stock, I added more lemon, spinach, brown rice, diced onion, Maldon and black pepper, plus the chicken meat.

How can I - I hate this expression- kick it up a notch??

  1. r
    ricepad Dec 28, 2004 02:49 PM

    My 11-y/o daughter would recommend garlic. Lots of garlic. I'd probably throw in some cumin, too.

    1. s
      squirrel Dec 28, 2004 06:16 AM

      How 'bout some "Essence" ;-) sorry, couldn't resist.

      I agree with the herbal comment and dried 'shrooms are one of my favorite culinary cure-alls. They bring umami to the table.

      1. s
        sbp Dec 27, 2004 08:06 PM

        fry up some bacon and crumble in? A little smoked pork adds a lot of depth to sauces and soups -- just don't use too much or that will overwhelm the rest.

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          Tatania Dec 27, 2004 12:51 PM

          Carmelized onions, rosemary. And a fresh splash of lemon in each bowl when serving. Sprinkling of parm when serving would be good, too.

          1. m
            Michael Dec 27, 2004 12:22 PM

            Sounds like you might be missing an herbal note. Perhaps some fresh tarragon or rosemary. It might also be nice to deepen the flavor with some dried mushrooms. Or how about a bit of tomatoe paste to make the broth richer.

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