Springtime Fresh Garlic Stock

Springtime Fresh Garlic Stock

April 29, 2018
Fresh Springtime garlic, cumin seed and coriander seed for the Springtime Garlic Stock

I started making this springtime fresh garlic stock for the Springtime Fresh Garlic Soup. The flavor is so good that I use it in other dishes too. It is an excellent choice instead of water in sauces, stews, pilafs and other soups.Springtime fresh garlic stock has a deep, but mellow and fresh flavor. Springtime fresh garlic stock requires very little prep and is ready to use in about an hour. You use the green parts and outer layers for the stock and reserve the fresh peeled cloves for other dishes and condiments, which means there is no waste.

If you aren’t going to use the garlic stock right away, let it cool for about an hour before storing it. Once it has cooled down, the stock can be strained and placed in storage containers to be stored. It will keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days and in the freezer for about 3 months. For this stock, I often freeze it in ice cube trays, then transfer to a freezer bag; with this method, you can pull out as much or as little as you need.

Springtime Fresh Garlic Stock

Springtime Fresh Garlic Stock
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Category: Vegetable Stock

  • fresh Spring garlic (green parts of 2–4 stalks, outer layers of the cloves )
  • 3–4 garlic cloves lightly smashed
  • Green garlic or leeks (the green parts of 2–4 stalks)
  • 2 Tbls whole Cumin (whole)
  • 2 Tbls Coriander (whole)
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • parsley stems (from 1/2 bunch or so)
  • 10 cups of filtered water
  • a handful of fresh herbs (optional, parsley leaves, marjoram, thyme)

    Tools: Chef’s knife; Stock Pot or Dutch Oven; containers for refrigerator and/or freezer storage
  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 if making. It will last in the refrigerator for up to 5 days and the freezer for 2–3 months.

Prep Time: 10 minutes - Cook Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes Yield: 8
Calories per serving: 0.6 kcal
Fat per serving: 0.02 g
Saturated fat per serving: 0.0 g
Carbs per serving: 0.1 g
Protein per serving: 0.03 g
Fiber per serving: 0.04 g
Sugar per serving: 0.01 g
Sodium per serving: 6.36 mg
Nutrition label for Springtime Fresh Garlic Stock

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