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    Shrimp Stock (2 Methods)

    Shrimp Stock (2 Methods). Photo by Rita~

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr 15 mins

    15 mins

    1 hr

    Rita~'s Note:

    Great for Gumbos, Thai soups, seafood bisque... The fish heads have lots of flavor but if you can't handle it just use the shells from the body, you'll just have to use twice or triple the shrimp shells. I collect my shells and freeze till I have enough to make stock with.Go ahead and use crab and lobster shells if you want.

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    Serves: 24



    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Rinse the shrimp heads and shells under cold water, and place them in a stockpot with the remaining ingredients.
    2. 2
      Bring to a boil over high heat.
    3. 3
      Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 45-60 minutes. Allow to cool thoroughly, strain and refrigerate or freeze.
    4. 4
      Alternative method:
    5. 5
      Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil on stock pot. Add veggies and shells and caramelize about 5 minutes add remaining ingredients.
    6. 6
      Bring to a boil reduce heat to low.
    7. 7
      Simmer for 45-60 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 04, 2011


      This is FANTASTIC. I have made this twice now, using saved up shrimp and lobster shells (about 2 gallon sized freezer bags full). Followed the rest of the recipe exactly except omitting fresh parsley (used 2 Tbs dried instead). This is great for any type of fish soup or stew. Makes a ton - so I freeze much of it for use later (just filling up the freezer space from the shells I used!!). Thanks Rita for a fantastic recipe!! (I have used this with your bouillabaisse Bouillabaisse.)

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    • on October 07, 2009


      Great stock. Mine didn't look as good as Rita's but have some leftover in the freezer for future use. Used this for Shrimpin Dippin Broth - Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. with great success.

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    • on February 09, 2008


      This is very useful. I used some for thai noodles for lunch, and froze the rest in small compartments to use for cooking. Thank you for sharing!

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    Nutritional Facts for Shrimp Stock (2 Methods)

    Serving Size: 1 (188 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 24

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 13.9
    Calories from Fat 1
    Total Fat 0.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 205.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 3.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    Sugars 0.8 g
    Protein 0.5 g

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