Tasty Fish Stock
Comments: If desired, include some leftover fish to the 2 pounds [1kg] fresh fish cubes.
  • 6 cups [1.5 L] cold water
  • 2 1/4 pounds [1 kg] 3-inch [7.-cm] each fish cubes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon [5 mL] black peppercorns
  • 1 leek, halved lengthwise then rinsed
  • 1 carrot, scraped
  • 2 celery stalks, rinsed then halved
  • Into a large casserole, mix together cold water, fish cubes, bay leaf and black peppercorns.
  • Bring to a boil and leave to simmer for 15 minutes scumming often, as soon as scum appears on top, using a large spoon.
  • Add leek halves, scraped carrot and celery stalk halves; lower heat.
  • Leave to simmer slowly for 25 minutes.
  • Strain broth through a fine sieve, then throw away fish cubes and all vegetables in the sieve.