Frozen Stock Cubes
Over the weekend, I realized that my vegetable scrap box was getting full, so I made some stock.
I also noticed that I had some frozen chicken bones, so I tossed those in and ended up with chicken soup for dinner.
Usually, when I make stock or soup I stash leftovers in freezer safe containers. This time, I reserved some and froze it in an ice cube tray.
Now I have some small, frozen chunks of broth in a freezer bag. They're the perfect size to use for making small quantities of sauces. Alternately, I can toss one in when I'm making rice for a bit of extra umami flavor. Last night, I tossed a couple of them in with a roast that I was braising. Really, they will be good for most places where I need to add a bit more liquid, but don't want to dilute flavor.