Vegetable stock: what makes it amazing and how best to use it?
July 28, 2014 2:29 PM Subscribe
This is a two-part question.... I have the idea of a "stone soup" kind of fall gathering where everyone brings something to make a huge pot of vegetable stock. I need to know what makes good stock – what to put in and what to leave out – and then what should I make at the party for us all to eat and enjoy some of this stock right away?
posted by amanda to Food & Drink (10 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I have a CSA this year and have been squirreling away all sorts of odds and ends in the freezer to make vegetable stock. However, in doing some actual research into this idea, it seems like the jury is mixed on what I should be including verses not (broccoli? carrot ends?). And to contribute to the "stone soup" party idea, I'd like to send out a list of "these are good" ingredients to the guests so that they can bring something appropriate to throw in.
Then, once we have the stock, I'd like to make a simple dish to show off our hard work. I'm thinking ramen? What's a good how-to for ramen or asian noodles? If you have another dish that would be simple and show off good veggie stock, please share!