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Soy-based Lu Stock

Sauces, Seasonings, and Spices

Soy-based Lu Stock
Ingredients:
2 Tablespoons oil
4 or 5 cloves of garlic, crushed lightly
3 or 4 slices of fresh ginger
2 scallions, cut into one- to two-inch sections
2 cups soy sauce
1/2 to 1 cup Chinese rice wine
2 star anise
1 Tablespoon Sichuan pepper
1 to 2 pieces stick cinnamon
4 or 5 whole cloves
2 0r 3 pieces dried ginger
Tablespoon whole cumin
1 or 2 Chinese or western nutmeg
1 piece dried tangerine peel
1 or 2 pieces dried licorice root
2 or 3 bay leaves
2 teaspoon white peppercorns
1 Tablespoon rock sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preparation:
1. Heat oil and saute garlic, fresh ginger, and scallions. Then add soy sauce and eight cups of water; then mix in wine and all the rest of the ingredients (which can be placed in a large mesh or cheesecloth bag). Bing to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer twenty minutes.
2. Remove all spices (they can be dried and used another time).
3. Cool and refrigerate. Then use all or some, as desired.

                                                                                                                                                       
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