Thanksgiving will be here soon. Having some vegetable stock you’ve made ahead of time, ready to go in the freezer will be a great addition to your holiday meals, giving them a more distinguished flavor. The end of fall and winter are especially good times to have delicious batches of vegetable stock at your fingertips for all the warm, delightful dishes you’ll make.
The aroma of the vegetables sautéing is lovely and comforting. Pick a day you’ll be home for a while, play some holiday music and allow the stock to simmer on your stove top. You’ll be smiling in no time :)
Get inspired and excited! It’s that time of the year ~ xoxo
Vegetable Stock Recipe
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion, peeled & coarsely chopped
¾ tsp. sea salt, divided into ¼ teaspoons
3/8 tsp. white pepper, divided into 1/8 teaspoons or 3 pinches
2 carrots, unpeeled and coarsely chopped
2 celery stalks, with the leaves attached coarsely chopped
2 cloves garlic, sliced
10 cups water
Parsley, handful or about 8 branches, whole with stems
Thyme, handful or about 8 sprigs, whole with stems
2 bay leaves
Add extra virgin olive oil to a large stock pot over medium heat.
Add onion, ¼ tsp. sea salt, and 1/8 tsp. white pepper to the pot.
Sauté and stir occasionally until onions start to caramelize, about 12 minutes.
Add carrots, celery, garlic, ¼ tsp. sea salt, and 1/8 tsp. white pepper. Adding the salt and pepper in stages helps to build flavor. Sauté the veggies for 10 minutes.
Add water, parsley, thyme, bay leaves and remaining ¼ tsp. sea salt and 1/8 tsp. pepper.
Bring to a boil, then turn down heat and gently simmer uncovered for 1 hour.
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With love & gratitude,