Fish Stock With Parsley Recipe

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Mia Published: March 29, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Fish Stock With Parsley

Here’s a simple fish stock with parsley recipe that is great for making fish soups, chowders, and sauces. The stock is boiled with white wine or lemon.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 55 minutes



  • 2lbfish trimmings,heads and bones from scaled and gutted fish from one or more kinds of non oily fish such as flounder and halibut
  • 8cupscold water
  • ½cupdry white wine,or ½ lemon
  • 1medium onion
  • 1large leek
  • 6sprigfresh parsley with stems
  • 2sprigfresh thyme
  • 6black peppercorns


  1. Wash fish bones well under running cold water. With kitchen shears, snip off and discard gills from the inside head if still attached, and break or cut all the bones into 3-inch pieces.

  2. If bones are bloody, soak in a bowl of cold water for 30 minutes, changing the water every 10 minutes.

  3. Drain the fish bones and place them in a 4-quart saucepan. Add 2 quarts of water, the wine or lemon, onion, leek, parsley, thyme, and peppercorns. Add more water if needed to barely cover the ingredients.

  4. Heat the stock slowly to a boil over medium heat, partially cover, and simmer gently over low heat for 30 minutes. Skim off any foam that forms during simmering with a large serving spoon.

  5. Strain the stock through a colander lined with cheesecloth into another large pot, pressing gently on the ingredients to extract the juices.

  6. Use stock immediately or cool quickly in an ice bath and store up to 3 days in the refrigerator or 6 months in the freezer.


  • Calories: 136.49kcal
  • Fat: 2.01g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.68g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.57g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.44g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.01g
  • Fiber: 0.67g
  • Sugar: 1.27g
  • Protein: 23.23g
  • Cholesterol: 56.70mg
  • Sodium: 73.05mg
  • Calcium: 36.21mg
  • Potassium: 409.72mg
  • Iron: 1.19mg
  • Vitamin A: 16.55µg
  • Vitamin C: 4.88mg
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