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Lovage Soup Stock Base


















Lovage Soup Base


This is a healthy, creamy soup. Use a spoonful or two in stews and soup
to add a depth and complexity of flavor to your meals. It will last in the refrigerator for several weeks.

Below is a German recipe for a soup stock base made from lovage (the original can be found at www.chefkoch.de).

Ingredients

1/2 celery root
peeled and cut in pieces
10 carrots, cleaned and cut in pieces
3 leeks, cleaned and cut in pieces
2 onions, skinned and cut in pieces
3 cloves of garlic, peeled and pressed
2 tomatoes, cut in pieces
1 bunch of lovage, cut finely
1 bunch of parsley
1 tbsp. salt 10 pieces of pimento

Method

  1. Put about 1/2 cup of water in a large pot and cook all of the above ingredients until soft.
  2. Add salt to taste (it should not overwhelm the delicate flavor of the herbs and vegetables).
  3. Put the cooked mass into a food processor and chop until the whole forms a firm mixture (it shouldn't be too runny). Keep in refrigerator for a few weeks or proceed as for canning.
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