I have found the ingredient "kitchen bouquet" in several recipes but have been unable to find what it is. Is there a recipe for it and/or where can I get it?
Kitchen Bouquet is a bottled condiment sauce used to give food a nice brown color, especially crock-pot or microwave recipes that might not brown on their own. It has a mild beef taste. It's made from vegetables, water, spices, and herbs.
To substitute, you can use soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, or instant coffee granules to darken food. You can also make your own browning agent by melting 1/2 cup brown sugar in a saucepan until it turns a darker brown. Whisk in 2 cups water until sugar is dissolved. Simmer to reduce slightly. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Brush on meat or use in recipes in place of Kitchen Bouquet.
Desi @ DVO
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