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Thyroid Loving Fish Bone Broth

By Lucy Rose Clinic

June 10, 2021

Broth made from fish bones is filled with iodine, our favourite nutrient! This light broth is a great base for Asian soups and curries, or having as a hot healing beverage any time of the day.

If you are on AIP (autoimmune Paleo) then this is a great breakfast option, high in protein, and nutrient dense. Thrown in some shitake mushrooms for extra immune system love.

The key to making a delicious fish broth is to use the bones from non-oily fish. Avoid cooking this in a slow cooker or pressure cooker, though — fish bone broth should be boiled over the stovetop.

Bon apatite!

Fish Bone Broth

18 cups. Keeps in fridge for 5 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.


  • 3 kg fish bones and heads from large non-oily fish such as halibut, cod, sole, rockfish, turbot, or tilapia.
  • 2 tbsps. coconut oil
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 2 celery ribs chopped
  • filtered water enough to cover
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tsp peppercorns
  • parsley a handful fresh leaves
  • 4 stems thyme


  1. Wash the fish and cut off the gills if present.
  2. In a large stockpot, melt the coconut oil over medium-low to low heat. Add the carrots, celery, and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes. Add the fish and enough water to cover it by 3cm.
  3. Increase the heat to medium and bring the water to a bare simmer. Use a shallow spoon to carefully skim the film off the top of the broth.
  4. Add the bay leaf, cloves, peppercorns, and bouquet garni and reduce the heat to low.
  5. Cook at a very low simmer for about 50 minutes, uncovered or with the lid askew.
  6. Continue to skim the surface as needed. When the broth is done, remove the pot from the heat. Using tongs and/or a large slotted spoon, remove all the bones. Pour the broth through a fine mesh strainer and discard the solids. Let cool on the counter before refrigerating.

NUTRITION – per serve

Calories: 183kcal  Carbohydrates: 2g  Protein: 34g  Fat: 5g

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