Jacques Pepin's Clear Vegetable Stock

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

Chef Pepin's recipe for a tasty vegetarian stock.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place all ingredients, along with ingredients for Herbes de Provence, and 10 cups of water into a stockpot or heavy kettle.
  2. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour; strain.
Most Helpful

Very easy, is a delicious base for lighter fare. Excellent reduced, enriched with cream, over wild rice. To get a clear broth, wrap the ingredients in cheescloth. And be sure to use dried mushrooms.

LFay January 06, 2004

I never can find vegetable broth at Walmart so made this recipe to freeze and have on hand when I need it. Couldnt find dried porcini mushrooms so I used dried portobello's. A dear friend sent me a bottle of herbes de provence so I sprinkled that in the stock and tasted as it cooked. This is a pretty deep colored stock and tastes great. Thank you Sue L. for posting, I will make this again. Made and reviewed for the Iron Chef......Secret Ingredient recipe tag game.

lauralie41 July 14, 2009

This was really good, and very easy. I left out the lavender, as I didn't have any, and used fresh sage in place of the dried. I doubled the recipe, as I needed a gallon of stock for another recipe. This produced a beautiful amber colored stock that smelled wonderful. I'll definately use again.

IngridH December 05, 2008