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FISH STOCK OR BROTH - HOMEMADE

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4-5 days
Freezer
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4-6 months

Tips

  • How long does cooked fish stock last in the fridge or freezer? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - refrigerate fish stock within two hours of cooking.
  • To maximize the shelf life of cooked fish stock for safety and quality, refrigerate the fish stock promptly in covered airtight containers.
  • Properly stored, cooked fish stock will last for 4 to 5 days in the refrigerator.
  • To further extend the shelf life of cooked fish stock, freeze it; freeze in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
  • How long does cooked fish stock last in the freezer? Properly stored, it will maintain best quality for about 4 to 6 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - cooked fish stock that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How long does cooked fish stock last after being frozen and thawed? Cooked fish stock that has been thawed in the fridge can be kept for an additional 4 to 5 days in the refrigerator before cooking; fish stock that was thawed in the microwave or in cold water should be eaten immediately.
  • How long can cooked fish stock be safely left at room temperature? Bacteria grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 °F and 140 °F; cooked fish stock should be discarded if left for more than 2 hours at room temperature.
  • How to tell if cooked fish stock is bad? If cooked fish stock develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, it should be discarded.

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