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Delicious and refined: the capon broth for tortellini and soups is a must!

Capon broth

Capon broth: the recipe for a unique and tasty dish to be prepared on holidays or for important occasions.

Capon broth is one of the oldest dishes, characterized by that classic flavor that tastes good and traditional. A simple dish to prepare with love, with meat and vegetables that together represent a perfect combination to be savored with taste . Fragrant and perfect to serve with tortellini or to be savored simply to satisfy the desire for something warm, especially on cold winter days .

Capon broth
Capon broth

Preparation of the capon broth with the traditional recipe

The classic grandma-style recipe for meat broth involves the following simple steps:

  1. Wash and cut the carrots to the extreme part.
  2. Wash the celery stalks and divide them into 3 parts.
  3. Wash the parsley.
  4. Wash and peel the onion, taking care to cut the extreme part with a knife.
  5. Put the water on the stove and before inserting the capon, remove any residues and rinse it under running water .
  6. Dissolve the salt in the water and place the vegetables and meat over high heat and with the lid on until boiling.
  7. Then, lower the heat and let it simmer for two hours, not completely covered. During the cooking time it is necessary to stir occasionally and skim. How is the capon broth degreased? In a very simple way, it is sufficient to eliminate the grease and the foam that form on the surface with a small-meshed spoon .
  8. After the necessary time, turn off the heat, drain the meat and vegetables and filter the broth through a colander.

The capon broth recipe for tortellini is a classic, and many families use capon broth for Christmas lunch: in fact it is a dish that satisfies the tastes of many people, precisely because it evokes the taste of ancient things. If you want to spend less time with this recipe, you can cook the capon broth in a pressure cooker, as in this way it only takes 30 minutes of boiling .

If it’s not for you, you can always prepare the classic meat broth .


The capon broth should be stored in the fridge or freezer for 3 days in an airtight container. The fat that has come to the surface can be eliminated or left because when the broth is heated it will melt again.

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