Homemade Fresh Fish Stock
By yasmine • May 11, 2015
Fish broth is easy and quick to make with ingredients available in your household. It will go into any of your seafood dishes like pasta, rice, risotto, a casserole, and make it taste more fresh and authentic. You can also replace the store-bought bottled fish sauce with this fresh alternative in most Asian dishes.
There is no waste of fish for this broth, since you only use the bones, head and tail of the fish. Whenever you’re buying fresh fish fillet – (and do buy fresh fish it is way better than the packaged frozen stuff even if you will freeze the fresh ones at home) ask the fisherman to clean up your fillets and cut them into serving sizes AND keep the bones for you in a separate pack!
The best fish for stock are the Mediterranean white fish like sea bass, because they’re low in fat content and do not bitter the stock.
- 1-2 fish bones - عظام السمك
- 2 carrots - جزر
- 2 large stalks celery - كرفس افرنجي
- 1 stem fennel (optional) - شمر او فونوكيا
- 1 red onion - بصلة حمراء
- 1 white onion - بصل ابيض
- 3 to 4 bay leaves - ورق لاورا
- 1 teaspoon black peppercorns - حبوب فلفل أسود
Step by step
- Peel and cut all veggies in large chunks.
- In a large pot, put all fish bones, cut veggies, peppercorns, bay leaves and cover it with 5 cups of lukewarm water.
- Let the mix simmer on low heat for up to 20 minutes.
- Drain the broth from the veggies, let it cool then transfer into a sterilised container. You can keep it in the fridge for up to 1 week or in the freezer for a month.
Salmon Philadelphia Sushi Roll
Always thought sushi is difficult to make but it turned out easy to prepare at home in no time. The...
Beetroot & Mint Dip
Beetroot & mint are a match made in heaven! This hearty Beetroot & Mint dip is sweet,...
Basterma Green Salad
This salad will definitely go on your favorites list if you are a basterma fan. I served it once...
Zaatar & Lime Chicken with Roasted Onions
If you bought or were gifted Zaatar mix from Lebanon or Palestine, then this Zaatar & Lime Chicken dish is just what you need to savor this beautiful authentic herb mix along with a citrussy and tender juicy chicken. Aromatic, succulent and full of flavor, this recipe is straightforward and easy to execute. The addition […]
Quinoa Salad with Mint & Pomegranate Seeds
Light and refreshing, this quinoa salad tastes delicious and is packed with nutrients. It can be prepared in advance and put in the lunchbox for work, or as a side dish for dinner.
Roasted Chicken with Garlic & Balsamic
The recipe for this Garlic & Balsamic Baked Chicken is effortless, yet the end result is juicy tender chicken, with wonderful flavours and aroma. Just marinate a couple of hours in advance, and bake one hour before serving! This chicken is definitely a great crowd pleaser.
Greek Eggplant Dakos Salad
The authentic Greek Dakos salad is all about a delicious mix of tomatoes, feta cheese and olives served on Cretan rusk bread. We are so glad to share it with you since it is one of our favorites whenever we visit this beautiful country. In our Dakos version, we decided to replace the bread with […]