Preparing your own fish stock is optional, but it makes Salmon Chowder and other dishes extra-delicious. This recipe is from Lucinda Scala Quinn, and it appears on the Martha Stewart Living digital magazine for iPad.
Making stock is a great way to use vegetable trimmings that would otherwise be tossed into the trash. During the week save flavorful zucchini and carrot ends, celery leaves, and onion trim, covered and refrigerated, and add them to a batch of stock made over the weekend. Just be sure to use clean trim that is free of rot or blemishes!
This recipe for fish fumet is courtesy of chef Eric Ripert and used to make his Le Bernardin Fish Soup.
From "Le Bernardin Cookbook: Four-Star Simplicity" by Maguy Le Coze and Eric Ripert. Copyright 1998 by Maguy Le Coze and Eric Ripert. Used by permission of Doubleday, a division of Random House.