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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 2 mins
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2. Complete Your Self Assessment 2 mins
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3. Difference Between White & Dark Stocks 1 min
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4. Caramelizing Ingredients for Stock 5 mins
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5. Cooking & Finishing Dark Stock 3 mins
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6. Practice Activities & Recipes 60 mins
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7. Lesson Quiz 15 mins
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Finish Line 1 hr 28 mins Total Time

Practice Recipes

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

Prerequisites & Related Lessons

Please consider these additional lessons to support your learning and discovery. Some of these lessons are prerequisites that may help contextualize what you are learning and form a baseline of knowledge and skill. Other lessons are related and may help you explore next steps or dive deeper on a learning topic.
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How to Make Stock | Fundamentals

11 Tasks | 16 Videos | 3 Recipes | 1 hr 24 mins

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Default profile "Brilliant and as easy to follow as it is to use. Another arrow in my culinary quiver." ★★★★★
Default profile "This was very informative. I will be making a stock this evening!" ★★★★★
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Default profile "I loved this lesson and so did my husband since he got to eat the rewards. It was fun and I learned a lot. I always thought you boiled the meat and bones for stock." ★★★★★
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Default profile "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!" ★★★★★
Default profile "I hadn't made stock before this lesson plan. Now that I have and have made a couple of recipes utilizing the delicious dark juice, I'm sold." ★★★★★
Default profile "I love making stock and have been doing it already for a long time, but I still learned a lot - enjoyed it very much." ★★★★★
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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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