Prep 1 hr
Cook 1 hr
I found this on another cooking website when I was looking for a recipe to create Lobster Base. "Betsy" was the contributor. It was on recipelink.
- 4 quarts water
- 1 lobster shell (or shrimp shells or crab shells)
- 2 large onions
- 4 -6 celery tops
- 2 -4 sprigs fresh parsley or 2 -4 sprigs fresh thyme
- 1⁄2 cup white wine
- 1⁄2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
- Combine all ingredients in a large sauce pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce liquid to about one cup. Separate solids from liquid. Base can be frozen for up to 6 months. Cooking time will vary as will servings depending on recipe and how the base is used.
This was really good. I was making lobster bisque, which called for lobster base. I boiled 4 tail shells in about 3/4 of the water recommended for 1 hour. Did everything else as written in the recipe. Turned out great!
Smells divine! Easy! I hate to throw anything away so this was a great way to put those shells to use! Froze the broth and have not used it yet but I did taste it for seasoning and it was tasty!