The Ultimate Vegetable Stock

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated September/October 2000

Too often, vegetable stocks are labor-intensive, drab, too-sweet stepchildren of chicken stock. Here is a recipe that can actually hold its own with "the real thing."

SERVES Makes about 1 quart

TIME 2 hours

The Ultimate Vegetable Stock

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

We wanted a nicely balanced, robust vegetable stock recipe that vegetarians and nonvegetarians alike would consider making. We achieved this goal by caramelizing good-quality alliums and aromatics and tossing in nontraditional ingredients: ...

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