Hardcore Hobbit: Lamb Stock

It was one rainy weekend over here at the hungry hobbit hole! My favourite thing to have when its rainy out is a nice warming soup. Any good soup you put out there deserves to have a great base to build on. So it’s worth putting a bit of effort into making a homemade stock one and awhile. Since you can’t pick up lamb stock off most supermarket shelves around here, that can also be motivation enough to get into it. This particular lamb stock took inspiration from the stock made in Lord of the rings online for so many other recipes. In the game the stock is made from a rack of lamb, royal taters, and water. In my case I used lamb chops since I had them on hand. Oh my! Tasty stock! This one has been my favourite stock experiment so far.

  • 1 lb lamb chops
  • 2 small carrots, quartered
  • 1 potato, quartered
  • 1 large onion, quartered (and I do mean large)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, halved
  • cooking spray, buttery (optional)
  1. This is an optional step I took. Take your quartered onion wedges, spray with cooking spray. Roast under the broiler until a golden brown. If you choose to skip this step just toss the onions into the stock pot.
  2. Add all the ingredients to the stock pot and cover with water (5-6 cups approximately)
  3. Cover and slowly simmer on low for 2 hours. It should begin to look like this:
  4. Skim the foam and oil off the top. Remove the solid ingredients.
  5. Trim the bones and fat off the meat. Add the meat back to the broth. I had about 7 oz of shredded meat added back to the stock. This is ready for soup making!

This makes about 5 cups of stock. Each cup of stock contains 65 calories, 2.5 grams of fat and no fibre. It is not the lowest fat stock out there but it sure is satisfying and tasty. A delicious base for soup that requires very little additional seasoning. Just add some veggies, spices and go! Tomorrow I will post the soup that I made from this stock, another hardcore hobbit recipe ofcourse!

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