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  • Serves: 6 Servings

Clear Beef Consomme

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Category: Soups

 Ingredients List

  • 1 qt Water
  • 1 1/2 lb Beef bones; washed in cold
  • -water
  • 2 Medium-size carrots; peeled
  • 1 lg Onion; halved
  • 1 Clove garlic
  • 1 Stalk celery
  • Bouquet garni
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 3 Sprigs parsley
  • 1 pn Thyme
  • 1 ds Salt
  • 1 pn Ground black pepper
  • 1 c Dry red wine
  • Croutons


2 Sprigs parsley
1 Clove garlic
1/4 ts Thyme
3 -(up to)
4 Black peppercorns
1 pn Marjoram
1/2 Bay leaf

1. Place water, bones, carrots, onion, garlic, celery, Boquet Garni, bay
leaf, parsley & thyme in a large stockpot. Bring to simmer very slowly &
allow to simmer 3 to 3-1/2 hrs., uncovered.

2. Strain consomme to remove vegetables & seasonings. Allow to cool at room
temperature. Refrigerate overnight.

3. Remove solidified fat from surface of consomme. Put consomme into
stockpot or large saucepan & add salt, pepper & wine. Bring to simmer, but
do not boil. Reduce volume of consomme slightly to intensify flavor & to
heat to serving temperature.

4. Divide among 6 soup bowls & garnish w/ croutons. Serve immediately.
Note: Consomme may be prepared in advance, frozen & reheated if desired.
Don't allow it to boil or it will become cloudy. BOQUET GARNI: Tie all
ingredients in cheesecloth bag.



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