I'm making veggie stock but I didn't saute the veggies first. Will it not be as good?
I'm using carrot, celery, leek, fennel, onion, shallot, garlic, thyme, bay leaf and peppercorns. Threw all that in a big pot of water, brought it to a boil and am now simmering. Would it turn out much more flavorful if I chopped the veggies and sauteed first? Also, how long should I simmer? I