Using Herbs and Spices

Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Sauces)

Beef Stock Recipe

In Vietnam, people often makes a rich, spicy beef stock, using oxtails and adding star anise, cloves and other spices. For a plain beef stock, this recipe is all you need.

Ingredients : Makes 1.2 liters

1.5 kg

1

2.5 cm

10

1 teaspoon

3 liters

Beef bones, shin or neck

Large onion, halved

Fresh ginger root

Black peppercorns

Salt

Water

Method :
  • Put all the ingredients into a large saucepan and bring slowly to the boil, skimming when necessary.

  • Boil hard for about 5 minutes, then reduce the heat.

  • Simmer, covered, skimming occasionally, for 3 hours.

  • Strain and allow to cool.

  • Freeze what you do not need immediately.

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