Help using Knorr concentrated chicken stock?
I went to the store today to buy ingredients for a Shepard's Pie, which calls for 1 & 1/4 cups of chicken stock. On a whim, I bought the concentrated tubs of Knorr's chicken stock, but I can't tell how to substitute it. I don't work with broth/stock a lot, but these tubs are so small, don't I also need to add water? It says one tub makes 3.5 cups of stock, so... do I make it first on the stove with water and then use some of the stock? In the commercial, the chef just dumps a dollup of the concentrated stuff right into his dish. If i do that, shouldn't I also add some water?
Can anyone help? Thanks!!!
Yes, add water according to package directions. You'll have 2 and 1/4 cups of chicken stock left after you use 1 and 1/4 cups for your Pie.
You can freeze the leftover, or use it for something else.
Or you might be able to use only part of the concentrate -- mix with less water, of course, and refrigerate or freeze the rest.
Just be aware that the Knorr's concentrated stock is quite salty if you don't dilute it. You can add it directly to your pan along with some water, but do so in small amounts and taste before you add some more. I'd start with a teaspoon and the amount of liquid that the recipe calls for. If it's too bland, add a little more.
Of course, you could dilute it first if you are more comfortable with that and then freeze the rest of the stock.