Italian vegetable broth (brodo di verdure)

Yield: 12 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
1 large Unpeeled onion; quartered
2 \N Tomatoes; chopped
2 \N Unpeeled carrots; chopped
1 \N Leek; cleaned and sliced
6 \N Stalks Italian parsley
¾ cup Kale or Swiss chard stems
1 teaspoon Fennel seeds
1 \N Bay leaf
4 quarts Water

In a large, heavy bottomed pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add all the vegetables and cook, stirring frequently, for 6 to 7 minutes, until they begin to soften.

Add fennel seeds, bay leaf, and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Strain all solids from the liquid, discarding solids and reserving broth.

Broth can be kept in the refrigerator for 1 week or frozen for up to 2 months.

By "Karen C. Greenlee" <greenlee@...> on Mar 14, 1999.

Recipe by: Veggie Life March 1999 Converted by MM_Buster v2.0l.

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