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Lesson Overview

In the world of fine cooking, dark meat stock is an essential ingredient in the kitchen. Dark stocks basically replicate the same flavors savored from grilled meats, roasted vegetables and caramelized onions, but in a pure liquid form.

This incredibly flavorful liquid allows chefs to inject i…

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Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson you'll be able to:
  • explain the main difference between white and dark stock
  • caramelize and deglaze to add color and flavor to stock
  • identify what ingredients are used to make dark stock
  • make dark chicken stock
  • learn how to reduce and concentrate dark chicken stock to a sauce-like consistency
  • use dark stock to make amazing restaurant-quality recipes and sauces

Course Syllabus

START: Watch Lesson Platform Tour
1. Introduction: How to Make Dark Stock
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2. Complete Your Self Assessment
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3. Difference Between White & Dark Stocks
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4. Caramelizing Ingredients for Stock
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5. Cooking & Finishing Dark Stock
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6. Practice Activities & Recipes
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7. Lesson Quiz
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Practice Recipes

A few of the practice recipes you'll learn in this lesson.

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"This is the first time I have made a dark stock!) I have learned so much 2) I used some to make a stew and really amazed how great the taste was. Thank you!" ★★★★★
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20 Videos | 7 Tasks
Task 1: Introduction: How to Make Dark Stock
Task 2: Complete Your Self Assessment
Task 3: Difference Between White & Dark Stocks
Task 4: Caramelizing Ingredients for Stock
Task 5: Cooking & Finishing Dark Stock
Task 6: Practice Activities & Recipes
Task 7: Lesson Quiz

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