At a family engagement party in North Carolina last weekend we had a pig roast or 'pig pick' as they call it down south. Believe me there are some serious bones left after that!!
When the guests were finished demolishing the roast pig I wanted to save the bones for stock. This was a stock opportunity I didn't want to miss!
I asked my sister if she wanted me to make some stock from the bones, she didn't but the chief pig pick chef, Dan wanted me to come back the following day and make him some soup. We were all invited back for lunch on Sunday which was a great opportunity to make the stock and soup in situ.
The cabin was equipped with a large stock pot, just perfect for fitting in all the pig bones, some laden with meat.
The final soup bubbling away. Dan had asked for some fresh curly kale to be added to the final mixture. There was nothing in the soup except a home made stock from the bones, carrot, onion, celery, pepper, courgette, kale and the meat from the bones along with some salt & pepper and some spices from the larder. This was a pot full of home made goodness!
I had fun making a healthy and nutritious as well ad delicious soup and everyone had something hot with their lunch as well as some to take home. Win-win all around!!