Fish Broth

Bruoru ri pisci

Preparation info
  • Makes

    8 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Sicilian Feasts

By Giovanna Bellia La Marca

Published 2023

  • About

Try to use a variety of fish heads or any of the less expensive fish. You can even make a fish broth using the shells of two pounds of shrimp; nothing is wasted!


  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons


Heat the olive oil, add the garlic and sauté until it barely begins to color. Add the parsley, stir, then add the tomato sauce, the fish heads, and enough water to cover plus 2 inches (about 8½ cups). Add salt and black pepper to taste, bring to the boil, lower the heat, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes. Strain, and if you’ve used heads you can simply throw them away. If you’ve used fish, bone