Fish Broth Recipe


MethodMain Ingredient


 Fish heads and bones/2 pound lean fresh fish3 Pound
 Onion1 Medium, sliced
 Carrot1 Medium, sliced
 Celery stalk with leaves1 , sliced
 Lemon juice2 Teaspoon
 Dry white wine1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Water6 Cup (96 tbs)
 Bay leaf1
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Dried leaf tarragon1⁄4 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1776 Calories from Fat 446

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 50 g76.3%

Saturated Fat 0.17 g0.86%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 2033.4 mg84.7%

Total Carbohydrates 35 g11.6%

Dietary Fiber 6.2 g25%

Sugars 14.9 g

Protein 257 g513.6%

Vitamin A 209.8% Vitamin C 43%

Calcium 13% Iron 307%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Wash fish heads and bones under running cold water; discard any skin.
Put heads and bones or lean fish in a 4-quart pot.
Add onion, carrot, celery, lemon juice, wine and water.
Add more water, if necessary, to cover ingredients.
Bring to a simmer; do not boil.
Reduce heat to maintain simmer.
Skim foam from surface until surface is clear.
Stir in bay leaf, salt and tarragon.
Partially cover and simmer 30 minutes.
Line a sieve with cheesecloth.
Strain broth through sieve into a glass container.
Discard bones and vegetables.
Use broth immediately in fish soups or chowders or store, tightly covered, in refrigerator up to 24 hours.
For longer storage, freeze in an airtight container, leaving 1-1/2 inches headspace.