...my dehydrated stock, that is! I used it for the first time today, transforming leftovers into a LCHFP-friendly salmon bisque.
The recipe I found at http://www.lovingourguts.com/dehydrated-broth/ and it was pretty easy to make in practice despite the long discussion! The place in the procedure where i'd make some comments is where one boils down the liquid to make a thick, gel-like concentrate before putting it on the plastic sheet that goes in the dehydrator -- I erred on the thick end, and let it cool a little too long, and it was a little like working with plastic cement! I could have scraped out more if i'd stopped cooking sooner. The authoress' fix for what stays behind is to add water and cook it down. Note to self: plan on having soup the same evening next time, so waste is diminished. ;-)
The big pot of chicken stock, rich with carcass and feet, backbones and wings, was reduced to about a cup of crystals and flakes. I measured a tablespoonful into a pint of water and brought it to the simmer, then tasted. Since the original recipe cautions against seasoning too soon, it was not very flavorful. I added about a teaspoon of sea-salt and a quarter teaspoon of pepper, and it was much better, though still rather wimpy. As my bisque would contain more ingredients which would add savoriness, I didn't worry about it, though I would have added more of the dehydrated stock if I were making something like cream-of-chicken soup or egg-drop.
About a half-pound of leftover broiled salmon and the rest of the faux-béarnaise (containing konjac flour) made it SOUP. I tasted and then amended the mixture with about a quarter-teaspoon of dried dill weed, and it was pretty well perfect. I may add a little cream, but then again I may not -- that sauce was pretty rich by itself.
A concoction like this is an example of why an experienced cook is likely to create a masterpiece out of throw-away materials -- we have LOTS of background in making mistakes, and we know how to rescue questionable mixtures from the brink of inedibility! ;-)