2000s Recipes + Menus

Roasted Vegetable Stock

Makesabout 3 1/2 cups
  • Active time:30 min
  • Start to finish:2 hr
November 2004
  • 3/4 lb cremini mushrooms, halved
  • 1/2 lb shallots (6 small or 4 medium), left unpeeled, then quartered
  • 1/2 lb carrots (3 medium), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  • 4 fresh flat-leaf parsley sprigs (including stems)
  • 3 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 Turkish bay leaf or 1/2 California
  • 1/2 cup canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1 quart water
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 425ºF.
  • Toss together mushrooms, shallots, carrots, bell pepper, garlic, parsley and thyme sprigs, and oil in a flameproof roasting pan. Roast, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are golden, 35 to 40 minutes.t, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are golden, 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Transfer vegetables with a slotted spoon to a 4-quart saucepan. Straddle roasting pan across 2 burners, then add wine and deglaze pan by boiling over moderate heat, stirring and scraping up brown bits, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to saucepan and add bay leaf, tomatoes, water, and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, 45 minutes. Pour stock through a large fine-mesh sieve into a bowl, pressing hard on and then discarding solids.
Cooks' note: Stock can be made ahead and cooled completely, uncovered, then chilled, covered, 1 week or frozen in an airtight container up to 1 month.
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