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Sophia's Homemade Seafood Stock Recipe

Sophia’s Homemade Seafood Stock


This tasty homemade seafood stock is the perfect base for making seafood soups, paella, and a variety of other dishes.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 large onions, coarsely chopped
  • 1 bunch celery, coarsely chopped
  • 4 large carrots, coarsely chopped
  • 2 large green bell peppers, coarsely chopped
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  • ½ bunch fresh oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 ½ (1 liter) bottles water
  • ½ pound fish parts (such as bones, spine, and tail)
  • 2 large fish heads
  • 2 cups clam juice
  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns


  1. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large stockpot. Cook and stir onions in the hot oil for 5 minutes. Add celery, carrots, and bell peppers and saute for an additional 5 minutes. Stir in cilantro, oregano, and bay leaves. Saute for 2 minutes more. Add water, fish parts, fish heads, clam juice, and peppercorns.
  2. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to low, and let simmer, uncovered, for at least 4 hours. Turn off heat and let cool for about 30 minutes.
  3. Remove bulk items from stock using a skimmer or slotted spoon. Strain stock through a fine-mesh strainer into a large container, making sure all fish bones have been removed. Use or freeze for future use.

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Nutritional Information

Sophia's Homemade Seafood Stock

Servings Per Recipe: 10
Calories: 124.7
% Daily Value *
protein: 25 %
carbohydrates: 3 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 11 %
fat: 7 %
saturated fat: 3 %
cholesterol: 7 %
vitamin a iu: 113 %
niacin equivalents: 25 %
vitamin b6: 19 %
vitamin c: 58 %
folate: 11 %
calcium: 8 %
iron: 5 %
magnesium: 14 %
potassium: 16 %
sodium: 8 %
thiamin: 14 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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