Yes I know this ins’t a very exciting recipe, but it is an essential one if you want to use your own stock and know exactly what has gone into it.  It does contain a lot of salt, but it is better than the MSG and other nasties that are in the supermarket stock powders.  I stopped making this for a while, but now that I am back to using my thermomix so much I wouldn’t be without it.  I have also changed some of the veggies from the original recipe, but have found sticking to the original produces a very tasty stock concentrate.

Stock Concentrate

Ingredients

200g celery

2 carrots

1 onion

1 tomato

1 zucchini

1 clove garlic

1 bay leaf

1 bunch parsley

a few leaves of basil, rosemary and sage

150g rock salt

1 tablespoon oil

Method

Roughly chop all veggies, then place in thermomix bowl and chop for 10 seconds on speed 6

Add salt and oil then cook for 20 minutes at varoma temperature on speed 1

Mix by slowly turning up the speed dial to speed 6, then pulverise for 1 minute on speed 9

Store in a sterilised jar in the fridge

Use tablespoon quantities instead of stock cubes – eg 1 tablespoon of stock concentrate equals 1 stock cube

Serves: 25 (This is a conservative guess)

Approximate calories per serve: 15