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Initial Boil to Get Rid of Impurities in Meat

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Initial Boil to Get Rid of Impurities in Meat

sourmango | Jan 15, 2010 05:03 AM

Recently, I've been reading recipes that call for an initial boil of meat / bones to "get rid of the impurities." These recipes range from stock recipes to oxtail braises.

Just curious, how many people actually do this and does it affect the taste of the recipe? My mother (and I) always just skimmed the scum off the stocks as it cooked instead of boiling the bones first, giving the bones a quick rinse, and then adding fresh water to the stock pot.

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