Preparing A Fish Stock

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The ingredients for a fish stock. Pjhoto bt Natalia Klenova c/o

Ingredients For A Typical Fish Stock

For 5 litres

  • 5 litres cold water
  • 2kg white fish pieces and bones (haddock, sole, turbot, cod, whiting)
  • 275g onions, finely sliced
  • 50ml lemon juice from 1 large lemon
  • peppercorns (if required)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • parsley and their stalks


  1. Place all the ingredients in a stockpot or large saucepan.
  2. Bring to the boil and skim off any impurities.
  3. Simmer for about 20 minutes and keep skimming off any floating material
  4. Strain into a clean container
  5. Freeze in portions or use straightaway for further cooking.

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