House Vegetable Stock

April 26, 2019—0 Comments
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I’m obsessed with Alfred Portale! He is one of my very favorite chefs. His restaurant, Gotham Bar & Grill, in NYC, is not only gorgeous, but the service is on-point and every dish is magnificent. I like to adapt his recipes to be plant-based and oil-free. His vegetable stock is beyond compare, and I have decided to make it my preferred “house” stock. The only change I made was eliminating the oil and the salt. It’s still very flavorful. Try this, you will love it.

House Vegetable Stock

Servings: Makes about 2 quarts
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 medium zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 2 small leeks, split lengthwise, rinsed and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium fennel bulb, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 large beefsteak tomato, or two smaller red tomatoes, halved
  • 1 whole garlic head, halved crosswise
  • 2 large shallots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 thyme sprigs, coarsely chopped
  • 2 basil sprigs, coarsely chopped
  • 2 flat-leaf parsley sprigs, coarsely chopped
  1. Heat a 6-1/2 qt sized dutch oven over medium-high heat for 2 minutes.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium and add the onions, zucchini, leeks, fennel, tomato, garlic, and shallots, to the pot, stirring to combine.
  3. Cover and cook until the vegetables are softened but not browned, about 10 minutes.
  4. Add 2 quarts of cold water and bring to a boil over high heat.  Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Add the herbs and simmer for 10 minutes more.
  5. Remove the pot from the heat and let steep for 10 minutes.  Strain the stock into a large bowl or container and cool completely.

Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months.  

Nutrition Per Serving:  460 calories, 3g total fat, 0.5g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 220mg sodium, 103g carbohydrate, 16g fiber, 46g total sugar, 0g added sugar, 18g protein


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