Roasted Vegetable Stock
A good vegetable stock is just as significant as a good poultry or meat stock. Vary the character of the stock by choosing raw or cooked vegetables, not scraps. This rich stock is flavored by roasted vegetables. Enhance its complexity further by reducing it to concentrate the flavor.
Total Timeunder 4 hours
Make Ahead RecipeYes
Type of Dishstock
- 8 ounces rutabagas, roasted
- 1 pound carrots, roasted
- 8 ounces turnips, roasted
- 8 ounces white onions, roasted
- 8 ounces parsley roots or parsley stems, roasted
Combine the ingredients in a stockpot large enough to hold them with about 6 inches of space at the top of the pot. Add cold water to cover by 1 inch.
Simmer the stock for 2 hours over medium heat. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing on the vegetables with the back of a large spoon to force out as much of the liquid as possible. Strain a second time through a fine-mesh sieve lined with 3 layers of dampened cheesecloth. Let cool. Use now, or cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 1 month.
2003 Michel Nischan