I know this may sound like a pretty strange question but, here it goes. I am a retiree living in the Philippines and cooking is my life. Until recently I have been able to obtain a browning and flavoring sauce known as "Kitchen Bouquet". For the last 50 years I have been using Kitchen Bouquet in sauces, gravys, soups, etc. Unfortunately, the importer stopped supplying it. I tried going on the internet and I found some "recipes" for Kitchen Bouquet but when I tried them all I ended up with was a foul, extremely bitter, burnt brown sugar. I am hoping that someone will take pity on this old cook and tell me either how to make Kitchen Bouquet or give me a way to make a substitute as I am lost with-out it. Needless to say many, many of the brand name products are unattainable here so pls try to keep it basic. Thank you
Desperate in Asia
As far as I know, this is only made by Clorox in California so it will have to be imported. A little bit goes a long way so have someone in the states send you a case. PM me.
Here is the ingredient list:
caramel, vegetable base (water, carrots, onions, celery, parsnips, turnips, salt, parsley, spices), sodium benzoate and sulfiting agents
My best guess for a recipe:
Melt 1/2 c of sugar in a pan. Carefully add 2 cups of vegetable stock and let the sugar dissolve. Reduce a bit and try it out.