How long will my stock last?
I made rabbit stew and didn't have time to make my own stock for it, but I deceded to make rabbit stock today from the heart, liver kidney and the ribcage I didn't use in the stew yesterday. So, I've fired up the stock, but my question is how long will it last in the fridge after I make it today.
Also any stock making tips are welcome!
when you boil it up to preserve it, or store it originally, freeze it into ice-cube size portions. now it will keep frozen, and you don't have to worry about it.
stock is the best, professional high-octane breeding ground for any type of bacteria or bad stuff. if it isn't really cold or extremely hot, bacteria multiply not just geometrically but exponentially -- they explode. unless you are going to use in a day, ridiculous to put in the fridge. cool down quickly in an ice bath, then freeze in small portions.
I made demi glace from our Thanksgiving turkey and put it in the fridge. I used bits of it off and on until about a week ago, when it started developing mold spots (I scraped
them off and put the remaining good part in the freezer). So, for me, it kept just fine if the refrigerator for about 5 weeks.