Springtime Fresh Garlic Stock Recipe
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  • Fresh Spring garlic(green parts of 2–4 stalks, outer layers of the cloves )
  • 3–4cloves garlic lightly smashed
  • Green garlic or leeksthe green parts of 2–4 stalks
  • 2tbls whole cumin seeds
  • 2tbls whole coriander seeds
  • 2 bay leaves
  • parsley stemsfrom 1/2 bunch or so
  • 10cups filtered water
  • a handful of fresh herbs(optional, parsley leaves, marjoram, thyme)
  1. Heat the stock pot or Dutch oven to medium, add 1 sparse layer of the greens and outer layers of the fresh garlic and green garlic or leeks to fill the bottom of the pan and cook until aromatic (about 30 seconds to-1 minute, don’t allow to brown or burn).
  2. Add the whole spices to the bottom of the pan and cook another minute to allow a light toast on the spices (about 1 minute or less).
  3. Put in more of the greens and the outer layers of the garlic cloves, parsley stems, and bay leaves. Add enough garlic greens to fill the pot about half way up.
  4. Fill the pot with enough water to cover (about 10 cups).
  5. Add more garlic greens if needed. Pot should be filled with the garlic and leek parts.
  6. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for about 45 minutes. This will leave about 8 cups after evaporation during the cooking.
  7. Turn off the heat and add fresh herbs if using and let the garlic stock to cool in the pot for another hour. The fresh herbs add a little flavor, but really just put a lovely aroma in the kitchen, so an optional choice.
  8. Strain the stock into storage containers or use in the [Springtime Fresh Garlic Soup |https://thenoilkitchen.com/springtime-fresh-garlic-soup] if making. It will last in the refrigerator for up to 5 days and the freezer for 2–3 months.