Home-made vegetable stock paste
 
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IMPORTANT: this is for 4 jars. As it keeps for 10 days, you might want to do only half of that recipe :) You can vary the vegetable you put in it, whatever is in your fridge: a small suede or turnip, celeriac, fennel, green beans, peas, etc. You can also freeze whatever green part you have left of a vegetable (celery leaves, carrot leaves, turnip leaves, radish leaves, etc) and use it in your paste. And last but not least, this recipe can be made in any thermo-machine or with a simple food-processor and a saucepan.
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Recipe type: Stock
Cuisine: International
Ingredients
  • 4 sticks celery, chopped in 5cm slices
  • 2 large carrots, in 5cm slices
  • 1 small leak, white part only, in 5 cm slices
  • 1 large onion, peeled and cut in 4
  • 2 echalotes cut in 2
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 2 small zucchinis, in 5cm slices
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 4 leaves of sorrel (optional)
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 1 sprig oregano
  • 160 grams rock salt
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 3 peppercorns (pepper medley of white, black and pink peppercorn cracked)
  • 1 tbs Italian herbs
Instructions
  1. Process everything to a paste in two batches. Use any food processor and if using the Magimix Cook Expert, use the transparent bowl which is super fast for at least half and the rest in the metal bowl. You can also process everything in one or the other. Start with a small to medium speed, then go up to the max (make sure the lid is on). 1 min / 7 / cold and then 1 min / 13 / cold and then for 1 min slowly go up to speed 18 (max).
  2. Tip everything in the cooking bowl or a saucepan if not using a thermo-machine. Set the machine at speed 3 for 20 mins at 110°C. If using a saucepan, stir for 20 mins regularly.
  3. For 30 seconds, speed 18, no heat, make a beautiful paste. If using a saucepan give it a nice mix with a plunge mixer until smooth.
  4. Tip in clean (preferably pasteurised) jars immediately. Screw the lids well and turn upside down to cool.
Recipe by The Flo Show.com at http://www.thefloshow.com/home-made-vegetable-stock-paste/