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Fish Stock West L.A.

jessiebelle Jan 4, 2008 06:55 PM

I know I could make the stuff, but I was curious where I could buy some really yummy great fish stock? Anywhere on the westside would be awesome.

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    fdb Jan 4, 2008 11:03 PM

    A friend from Europe was making a Spanish fish soup for us this summer, so we went looking for fish stock all over the westside. Ended up found some fozen ones at Whole Foods on Wilshire/23rd St.

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    1. re: fdb
      jessiebelle Jan 5, 2008 11:34 AM

      ok, awesome. whole foods it is then. i didn't know if the fish shop in santa monica might have it too?
      or surfas?

      1. re: jessiebelle
        Adsvino Jan 5, 2008 11:48 AM

        The whole foods frozen one is not good. SM seafood only has clam juice, which is actually better than commecial fish stocks, which need to be fresh to taste good. I would just ask your fishmonger for bones and heads and make it yourself--it is quick and easy--probably faster than driving around town.

        1. re: Adsvino
          tritip Jan 7, 2008 06:25 AM

          Actually, SM Seafood does have their own "Private Label" fish stock. It's in the rightmost freezer, near the smoked fish/prepared foods case.

          1. re: tritip
            Adsvino Jan 7, 2008 06:54 AM

            I am sure one can find a number of frozen fish stocks. Unfortunately none of them taste like fish stock, which is tre' delicate. Veal and chicken stocks package better. I just heard Thomas Keller has a new line of chicken stock--this I would search out,

            1. re: Adsvino
              tritip Jan 7, 2008 08:49 AM

              Thomas Keller's chicken stock has been out for a couple of years. It's frozen, too. It's a great product.

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      ElissaInPlaya Jan 7, 2008 09:23 AM

      Homemade is best, but Marina Farms sells cartoons of "seafood stock"

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