Marc's Vegetable Broth
- Greens of 1 leek, well washed
- 1 sprig parsley
- 1 fennel frond
- 3 bay leaves
- 1 sprig thyme
- 3 carrots, diced
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/2 yellow onion, roughly chopped
- 1 shallot, roughly chopped
- 1 cup white wine, preferably Chablis
Make a bouquet garni: Cut a piece of kitchen twine about 8 inches long, and tie together leek greens, parsley, fennel, bay leaves, and thyme in a small bundle.
In a large saucepan, combine bouquet garni, 9 cups water, and remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 35 minutes. Store in an airtight container, refrigerated for up to 3 days and frozen for up to 3 months.
Just before using, strain through a fine-mesh sieve.