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AIP Fish Bone Broth

Louise | November 22
AIP Fish Bone Broth #aip

Sometimes on an autoimmune diet you just have to get creative. Depending on where you’re from, this recipe may be a little adventurous – but it’s got a lot of good things going for it.

Health Benefits

Not surprisingly, this AIP fish bone broth has the same great benefits of eating fish. It offers some protein, as well as the following:

  • Iodine – Deficiency of this mineral can wreak havoc on your thyroid
  • Calcium – Good for your bones and muscles
  • Gelatin – Some argue that gelatin is beneficial to bones and joints
  • Healthy fats – Necessary for optimal heart and brain function
  • Electrolytes – Recover from your workout with this broth!

Still with me? Great! I promise fish bone broth has other redeeming qualities too.

Cheap and Easy

Good food doesn’t have to be time consuming and expensive to prepare. This recipe is one you can make for next to nothing.

Each year tons of fish heads and bones are thrown out, as most North Americans and Europeans shy away from eating beyond the filet.

By putting these parts to use in this recipe, you’re not only making a healthy meal, you’re doing a sustainable good deed for the planet.

It’s also super easy to make – essentially just throw it in and let it do its thing, with one easy water change part way.

You’re also probably wondering if this will be really fishy. You will definitely be able to tell it’s a fish dish, however, I don’t find it overwhelming.

Made properly, this recipe is a real catch!

AIP Fish Bone Broth #aip

AIP Fish Bone Broth #aip

AIP Fish Bone Broth

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Cuisine: Japanese


  • Fish head or carcass
  • Water
  • 4 slices of ginger
  • 1/2 leek, sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) lemon juice
  • Salt to taste


  1. Place the fish head or carcass into a large pot of cold water.
  2. Bring to a boil and pour out the water.
  3. Refill the pot with fresh water and add in ginger, leek, lemon juice, and sea salt.
  4. Simmer with the lid on for around 4 hours.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.


  • Calories: 40
  • Sugar: 0
  • Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 0
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 5g
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