"A perfect base for any number of recipes. Store some in the freezer, and you have an almost instant meal on your hands!" — chillyroc
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onions, cut into chunks
celeriac (celery root), chopped
butternut squash peelings and pulp
salt to taste
fantastic stock.... However, I want to warn cooks that stock making is not a garbage dump for old, over-ripe vegetables; carrot peels; and onion roots. This makes a bitter stock.
I just finished trying out this recipe and it came out fantastically! I had to make a few slight changes due to availability of ingredients at the supermarket, I used celery hearts in place of celeriac, and because I could not get squash I used a yam in place of that and the potato peelings. I left the skin on and chopped it into small cubes, and it seemed to work out just fine. I also had some leftover bell pepper in the fridge that I threw in as well, , nearly a whole green one & a 1/2 of a red one, seemed a perfect opportunity to keep them from going to waste!
I followed the cooking instructions just as written and it came out perfectly, resulting in a wonderful and very tasty broth. I searched for a way to use the leftover veggies, as I hate and can't afford to waste, and found a quite clever one. She suggested blending the veggies with some olive oil, salt and other seasonings you like, and a bit of acid such as lemon, vinegar or wine. I haven't tried this yet but fully intend to. She did say that it comes out more tasty if your vegetables were roasted before-hand, but still comes out ok if they weren't. Worth a shot! Could also make a good sauce if added to tomatoes, perhaps.
Great recipe. I put the stock in a plastic bag after freezing in my 12 size cupcake pan. Cool and freeze larger amounts in a plastic bag or freeer container. Next time I will have 2 pots going so I can double the recipe.
Excellent idea! Thank you. I now save all my cooking water from various veggies in one container in the freezer and use it to make this stock. Very flavorful.
This recipe worked well for me. This was my first try at making my own Veggie Stock. I wanted a higher yield of broth so I doubled the water and added more salt, it seemed to turned out great. I also didn't want to waste the strained veggies, so I pureed them with a little added broth and it came out perfectly for baby food, I might even add a few more ingredients and make a creamy vegetable soup out of it... we will see!
Great flavors. Now I can "go green" and recycle all my veggie peelings. Thanks for the post!
Thank you, after reading this-I collected my veggies and put them in the crockpot..the next time, I will brown the onions in olive oil first. In my stock- I had lots of carrots, celery, parsley,apples,some garlic, some black pepper...and lettuce (which was what I had in the fridge)..the resulting stock was very delicate and perfumey. The next day I used it in a chicken stew and it ended up a most un-hearty smelling chicken stew...I may as well have put Earl Grey in my stew. But I LOVE this idea and will keep all my veggie extras in the freezer to experiment from now onwards..thank you so much:))
Great stock, thank you!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Bramblett's Vegetable Stock
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 25
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