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Consomme Terms

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1. Be gently ladled onto the cheesecloth to avoid forcing particles through the cheese cloth.

2. Should be passed through a dampened double thickness of cheesecloth to remove particles

3. Should not cloud the broth or greasy. Should be cut small enough to fit on the spoon. Brunoise - Julienne - Celestine (Julienne of crepes) - Royale (cubes of cooked custard)

4. The principle protein found in egg whites -

5. Should be lean and flavorful. Ground meat adds flavor and also contains some albumen which aids in clarification and coagulation. Beef - chicken - game or fish can be used with their corresponding stocks. Beef is sometimes used to clarify poultry sto

6. Stock - egg whites - ground lean meat - mirepoix - sachet d' spice - acid - and salt

7. Cooked concoction

8. Thyme - bay leaf - parsley - peppercorn - no cheese cloth needed

9. A rich stock or broth that has been clarified with a clearmeat to remove impurities

10. Any stock

11. Coagulated clearmeat which floats on top of a consomme as it simmers

12. Aids in coagulation (breaks down the connective tissue) - tomatoes (amber consomme) - vinegar (light consomme)

13. A strongly flavored consomme achieved by using double the amount of clear meat for a given amount of clear meat for a given amount of stock

14. Good quality flavorful stock - either white - brown - or combination of both. Flavor of stock will determine the type of consomme being made: beef - chicken - game - fish and shellfish

15. Raw concoction

16. (clarification) mixture of ground meat - egg whites - aromats and acid used to clarify a stock or broth by trapping impurities as it coagulates (sponge)

17. Will become clear shortly after the raft coagulates and should continue to simmer gently for 1-1 1/2 hours to extract flavor from the raft ingredients or taste

18. Contain albumen Which is the principle ingredient in the actual clarification

19. For flavor - cut small due to short cooking time (julienne - brunoise - ground)

20. Hinders protein coagulation

21. Kosher salt because has no anti-caking ingredients which might cloud consomme'. It should be added at the end of the cooking process