Fish Stock – straightforward and fast basic recipe

This is an easy and quick recipe, to make fish stock yourself. You will produce something natural without artificial additives, and once made, you can keep your fish stock in the freezer, and use it for a big variety of dishes.
how to make fish stock

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How to make fish stock

About Fish Stock

You may think, making fish stock is very time-consuming and labor-intensive, but making your own fish stock is really quick and is a perfect method, to use all the parts of the animal. Once made, you can freeze your homemade fish stock and use it for a big variety of dishes, like stews, risottos, soups or ceviche. It will always bring you some extra flavor and is more natural and healthy than buying fish stock in powder from the supermarket.

The best fish bones to use for making fish stock, are from white and mild fish. Avoid using fatty or strong tasting fish like salmon, trout or mackerel.

With the fish stock of this recipe you can make a wonderfull Ceviche

how to make fish stock
how to make fish stock

Fish Stock Recipe

This is an easy and quick recipe, to make fish stock yourself. A lot of people think, making fish stock is very time-consuming and labor-intensive, but it is quite on the contrary. It will take you all together 40 minutes, and is a perfect way to use all the parts of the animal when buying a whole fish. You will produce something natural without artificial additives, and once made, you can keep your fish stock in the freezer, and use it for a big variety of dishes.
Recipe by: Martin Schreiner
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Stocks
Cuisine International
Servings 3 liters

Equipment

  • pot
  • strainer

Ingredients
  

  • 500 g fish bones and head
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 stalk of celery
  • 1/2 leek
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon coriander corns
  • 3 liters water

Instructions
 

  • Wash the fish bones and the head with cold water.
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  • Cut the vegetables into cubes.
    how to make fish stock
  • Put the fish bones in a pot and add the water.
  • Add all the cut vegetables and the aromatics.
    how to make fish stock
  • Bring to a boil. When boiling, turn down the heat, and let cook on low heat for 20 minutes.
    how to make fish stock
  • Strain everything and let the stock cool down. Keep in the fridge for up to 4 days or freeze.
    how to make fish stock
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Martin Schreiner

Martin Schreiner

Hello, my name is Martin, I am Austrian, and a professional cook for 15 years now. I have been passionate about cooking since I was a kid. Throughout my career I had the possibility to work in several countries, to know different cultures and incredible people. At the moment I live and work in the charming city of Barcelona …

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