Stock – Definition

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In the most basic terms, stock is the strained liquid that is the result of cooking vegetables, meat or fish and other seasoning ingredients in water. A brown stock is made by browning bones, vegetables and other ingredients before they’re cooked in the liquid. Most soups begin with a stock of some kind, and many sauces are based on reduced stocks.

Espagnole Sauce – Definition

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[ehs-pah-NYOHI] A rich, reduced brown stock containing herbs, tomato puree or fresh tomatoes and a mirepoix of browned vegetables, all thickened by brown roux. Espagnole is one of the four original “mother sauces”.

(Or as I like to refer to them: OGMS, Original gansta’ mother sauces.)