Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

This recipe has been submitted for play in ZWT9 – Cajun/Creole. This recipe is from cookbook Cajun Cooking by Better Homes and Gardens. If you by shrimp in the shell, don't throw away those shells, freeze them until you have enough to make homemade stock. Nothing beats the taste of homemade shrimp stock.


  1. To make stock, place the shrimp shells in a large pot. Add onion, celery, parsley, lemon, salt, peppercorns, cloves and 6 cups of cold water. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes, strain, discard shells, vegetables, lemon and spices.