The new grocery store near me, La Grande, has an amazing fish selection. They even have salmon heads and bones for sale ($1.25 per pound). I picked up 4 pounds and decided to make fish stock!
4 lbs chopped fish bones, heads, tails.
1 celery stalk, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 leek, sliced
1 boquet garni (few parsley sprigs, 1 thyme sprig, and a bay leaf nicely tied together for easy retrieval or not)
12 black peppercorns
2 cups white wine (optional, but mighty tasty. If you don’t use this, up the water accordingly)
6 cups water
Put everything but the boquet garni and peppercorns into a heavy bottomed pot. (Pictures of fish heads after the bump) (more…)