Fish Fumet

1/2 quart

This recipe for fish fumet is courtesy of chef Eric Ripert and used to make his Braised Halibut.


  • 1 pound fish bones, preferably from halibut or turbot, cut from tail to stomach

  • Coarse salt

  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced

  • ½ cup white wine


  1. Soak fish bones in a bowl of lightly salted cold water for 1 hour, changing water twice as you soak. Drain bones and pat dry.

  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Transfer bones to a rimmed baking sheet and roast for 2 minutes. Carefully remove bones from pan and wipe away any blood.

  3. Transfer bones to a stockpot and add 2 cups water; bring to a boil over high heat. Add shallots and wine; reduce heat to low and let simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 1 minute.

  4. Strain liquid through a fine mesh sieve; discard solids. Let cool completely. Keep refrigerated up to 2 days or frozen up to 2 months.

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