Soaking beans in broth/stock?
Has anyone ever soaked their beans overnight/a-few-hours in broth/stock instead of water? I was thinking of doing this since I have a lot of turkey stock fresh from the holidays. I have typically liked retaining my soaking water (instead of dumping it) when cooking some beans, I find if more flavorful, and I thought I could do the same with stock.
And... if I use the stock to soak the beans, should it be refrigerated instead? Does that affect the soaking in any way?
Happy holiday weekend!
Suppose you could, although I don't know if it'd effect the texture.
YES, you MUST refrigerate if you're using stock. Food poisoning is no joke, and stock is basically a petri dish.
I often soak in stock, though usually veggie stock. It doesn't affect texture but does add flavor.. I also retain soaking medium, and also often freeze cooked beans in their liquid for easy use later.