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Fish Broth (Brodo Di Pesce)

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Category: Italian, Seafood

 Ingredients List

  • 2 md Onions
  • 2 md Leeks
  • 2 tb Olive oil
  • 1 lb Heads and bones from red
  • -snapper, rockfish, cod,
  • Flounder, porgy, or sea bass
  • 1 tb Tomato paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 qt Boiling water
  • 1 Celery stalk
  • 2 Sprigs fresh thyme (or 1 tsp
  • -dried)


PREPARATION: Peel and coarsley chop the onions. Rinse leeks, remove green
tops, and reserve white parts for another use.

COOKING: Heat oil in a 6-quart soup kettle. Add onions and saute over
medium-high heat until softened, about 2 minutes. Add fish heads and bones
and saute until golden, about 5 minutes. Stir in salt and tomato paste. Add
the boiling water to the soup kettle. Cut the celery stalk in half and add
it to the soup along with the thyme and leek greens. Simmer for 25 minutes.
Strain broth through a fine sieve and return it to the soup kettle; set
aside. (Can cool, cover, and refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up
to 1 month.)

Makes 2 quarts

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