6 Fish Stock

Ingredients

Basic Ingredients

  • 10 kg (22 lb) bones and trimmings of sole, whiting or brill

Flavouring Ingredients

  • 500 g (1 lb 2 oz) sliced onions
  • 250 g (9 oz) mushroom trimmings
  • 15 g (½ oz) peppercorns
  • 100 g (3½ oz) parsley stalks
  • juice of 1 lemon

Liquid and Seasoning

  • 10 litres (2¼ gal or 2¾ U.S. gal) water
  • 1 bottle white wine
  • 40 g (1½ oz) salt

Method

Preparation

Place the onions, parsley stalks and mushroom trimmings into a pan, add the bones and trimmings of fish, cover with the water and add the wine and lemon juice. Bring to the boil quickly and skim carefully. Allow to simmer very gently for 20 minutes then add the peppercorns and continue cooking for another 10 minutes. Pass through a strainer and use as required.

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