• 6 L Water

  • 1 L light soy sauce

  • 1 L Shoaxing wine (Chinese cooking wine)

  • 600 g yellow rock sugar

  • Dried orange peel or mandarin peel

  • Cinnamon

  • star anise

  • Ginger washed & sliced

  • Garlic


  • 1.

    Bring all ingredients to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

  • 2.

    To cook a whole chicken, trim and clean the chicken, Submerge it in the simmering stock breast side down

  • 3.

    And bring back to the boil. Simmer 20 minutes.

  • 4.

    Turn the chicken and simmer another 3 minutes.

  • 5.

    Put a lid on and allow the chicken to cool in the stock.

  • 6.

    Master stock, once cooled, strained and refrigerated can be used again and again.

  • 7.

    Water can be used to dilute the stock. Each time you re-use the stock, top up with fresh flavourings.

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Posted by Charlie15Report
I would assume since it is a master stock that it can be used for all kinds of meat fowl, fish?????


When the stock is replenished do we use the measurements above?
I wish that we had of been told how much of each.

Do we replenish the water at the same time?

How long will it keep in the fridge?
Posted by Report
Bit of a late reply for you Charlie.. You can't really write an exact replenishing list of measurements because there are so many variables. How much liquid evaporated on your stove could vary from the size of the heat element/flame. Type of pot and size of pot. The saltiness of the stock could vary depending what you're cooking in there. It's a bit of personal taste and experimenting with which flavours need to be topped up. I personally remove the food from the stock after and boil the stock for a couple of minutes to try and kill any germs then strain it with a fine cloth and freeze it. Master stocks have been known to be kept for 100's of years in china etc and sold for high prices because of their depth of flavour. As long as you treat them right, they will last for ever.
Posted by SherrywReport
Giving this a go in reduced quantities, will see how it goes!
Posted by SherrywReport
Giving this a go in reduced quantities will see how it goes and report back.