Creole Shrimp Stock

READY IN: 1hr 40mins
Recipe by Queen Dragon Mom

A basic shrimp stock for Louisiana-style cooking. Crab or fish stocks are made similarly, using crab shells or fish bones and heads.

Top Review by Susie D

Wonderful! The smell is divine and I can hardly wait to use it. Thank you QDM!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse shells briefly under cool water.
  2. Drain well.
  3. Heat heavy pot on stove.
  4. Add oil and shells.
  5. Sweat shells briefly until they turn pink.
  6. Add vegetables, sweat for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add cold water, parsley and herbs, bring to boil.
  8. Reduce heat, simmer for 1 hour.
  9. Strain liquid through fine cotton cloth, without pressing or aqueezing.
  10. Return liquid to a clean pot, add lemons, bring to full boil.
  11. Reduce heat and simmer about 15 minutes until lemon is infused into stock.
  12. Remove lemon.
  13. Cool stock completely, freeze for future use.

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