This ham broth recipe is a great way to create a variety of delicious meals with practically pocket change.
For as little as 12 - 15 dollars not only do you end up with a pot of nutritious stock to spruce up soups and other recipes but you can actually feed a family of 6 with the yummy melt in your mouth cooked meat that remains.
Here are some creative suggestions to get you started:
Okay, now I’m going overboard, but you get the idea, the possibilities are endless and the dishes you can create will not only be deliciously different but budget friendly as well.
The best part is that you can save money without making any sacrifices and you can get the bragging rights for making creative and healthy dishes that can get the kids eating healthier too.
1 smoked pork picnic shoulder (they usual average about 8 pounds)
1 whole large onion
5 cloves of garlic
3-4 bay leaves
1 teaspoon whole black peppers
Wash the picnic shoulder and place into large soup pot. Place all other ingredients into the pot and fill with water about 3 inches higher than the top of the meat.
Bring ingredients to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer between 4-5 hours or until the meat separates easily from the bone. At all times make sure that the meat is covered with water, you can always add liquid at anytime if necessary.
Once the broth cools, remove meat and place aside for later use. Strain the stock into a clean container and discard the rest.
To easily remove fat from broth, chill stock in fridge, this will allow the fat to surface and turn white. Now just simply skim off any unwanted fat with a large spoon.
Now remove the skin (rind) off the pork picnic shoulder and slice and section the meat any way you wish.
The meat should be so tender it should practically fall of the bone.
Ham broth lasts for about 4 days in the refrigerator. You can also freeze for future use in the right size containers that is suited for your family.
Wishing you health and happiness