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Organic Fish Stock

Recipe information

Serves:2 litres (8 cups)
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 2.5 hours

Recipe nutrition

Calories: 12 (per serve)
Carbs: 2.6 grams
Protein: 0.4 grams
Fat: 0.1 grams

The fish stock will stay fresh in the refridgerator for about 3-5 days. It can also be stored in 1/2 litre containers in the freezer and frozen for about one month.


  • 1 kg fish bones (frame and head of snapper, blue eye cod, or other white fish)
  • 2 organic carrots, roughly chopped
  • 1 organic red capsicum
  • 1 organic red (Spanish) onion, halved
  • 3 organic cloves garlic
  • 6 organic sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3 organic sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 3 organic sprigs fresh oregano
  • 3 organic fresh (or dried) bay leaves
  • 3 organic black peppercorns
  • 3 organic Tbsp extra virgin, cold pressed olive oil


  1. Add 3 litres (12 cups) of water in a large pot and add all the ingredients into the water.

  2. Bring the stock slowly to the boil, skimming any scum off the surface as it arises.

  3. Once the stock has reached the boil, reduce the heat to a gentle simmer and cook, uncovered for about 30 minutes.

  4. Allow the stock to cool a little.

  5. Put a muslin cloth over a large strainer which is over a large pot and strain the stock, discarding the solids.

  6. When the stock has cooled, strain it again, ensuring that any solids or sediments have been left in the strainer and the liquid is clear.

  7. Cool the stock further and refridgerate until it is cold and ready to be used.

Organic (free-range) chicken pieces should be used as they contain higher levels of vitamins and minerals, plus they do not contain antibiotics, so are much more nutritious than the non-organic variety.

  Nutrition InformationAmount % Daily
Calories 12 0.6%
Calories from fat 1 0%
Total fat 0.1 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 10 mg 0.4%
Carbohydrate 2.6 g 1.0%
Dietary fibre 0.8 g 3.0%
Sugars 1.6 g 0%
Protein 0.4 g 0%
The % daily values are based on a diet of 2000 calories per day
These are approximate values.


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