Recipe type: broth
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 8
The vegetable broth recipe is basic for the preparation of many dish. A tasty vegetable broth requires excellent quality vegetables. Here I propose my family recipe. I strongly suggest to cook the vegetables starting from very cold water. In this way the ingredients will spread more easily the flavor to the liquid. A family secret is cooking the vegetables with a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese rind, try it on and feel the difference!
  • 1 large white onion
  • 5 medium sized carrots
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • [b]4 ribs of celery with leaves
  • 1[/b] medium tomato
  • 1 medium zucchini squash
  • 1 medium golden potato
  • 1 Parmigiano Reggiano cheese rind
  • 10 fresh parsley sprigs
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cloves
  • 20 cups water
  • 1 tsp mixed peppercorn
  • to taste table salt
  1. VEGETABLE BROTH RECIPEFirst, place the water in the freezer until it is almost frozen. Now, wash the tomato, cut it into quarters and remove the seeds. Wash, peel and coarsely cut the other vegetables. Wash and brush the cheese rind and pour the vegetables in a large pot along with the spices and the cheese rind. Pour the cold water into the pot. Cover with the lid and cook over low heat 3 hours counting when It's starting to simmer. Pay attention: the water have not to boil, just gently simmering
  2. FINISHINGWhen the vegetable broth is ready, sift through a strainer and store into the fridge up to 4 days or in the freezer divided into small portions to use it in a lot of recipes.
  3. Italian vegetable broth recipe
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