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How to Make Fish Bone Broth in 45 Minutes

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Today, I’m sharing a Fish Bone Broth Recipe that is iodine-rich for good thyroid health and can be ready in 45 minutes!

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Why Make Fish Bone Broth?

Fish Bone Broth is the queen of bone broths because it is not only rich in iodine, it’s rich in collagen too, which supports good gut health.

Fish Bone Broth is so inexpensive to make because you are using fish bones and fish heads that you should be able to buy for less than $2.00 per pound. So this is one bone broth you really should add to your culinary repertoire!

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Fish Bone Broth Recipe

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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Yield: 16
Learn how to make Fish Bone Broth. It's iodine-rich for good thyroid health and can be ready in 45 minutes.


  • 2 Onions, sliced
  • 2 Carrots, chopped
  • 2 stalks Celery, chopped
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon Whole black peppercorns
  • 5 pounds Fish bones and fish heads
  • 1/2 cup White vermouth or other white wine OR 1 tablespoon vinegar diluted in 1/2 cup water
  • Hot water enough to cover bones
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee or other cooking fat, such as butter, olive oil, or coconut oil


  • Add ghee to a large stockpot over medium heat. Once melted, add onions, carrots, and celery. Allow to saute for approximately 5 minutes.
  • Add fish bones and fish heads on top of vegetables and add white vermouth. Cover stockpot and allow bones to "sweat" for approximately 10 minutes. (See video.)
  • Remove lid and add enough hot water to cover bones. Bring the water up to a high simmer and skim any foam that comes up to the top.
  • Turn heat to low and allow the bone broth to simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, remove the fish bones, fish heads, and vegetables from the stockpot and then strain the broth and decant into a clean container.
  • The broth will stay fresh for 2-3 days in the refrigerator and 2-3 months in the freezer.



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Course: Soups & Stews
Cuisine: Americana
Keyword: Bone Broth, Fish Bone Broth
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