Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

This recipe is based on Emeril's basic shrimp stock. Great stock to use for seafood stews. We eat so much shrimp that I always have tons of shrimp shells in my freezer.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse shrimp shells in cold water and place in stock pot with all remaining ingredients.
  2. Bring to a boil on high heat.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Raise heat to medium and cook for 1/2 hour.
  5. Strain completely.
  6. If not using immediately, cool and refrigerate.
  7. Will keep for 30 days.
Most Helpful

Very tasty. I used it in a clam chowder instead of clam juice and it turned out fantastic. Thank you.

Katanashrp December 27, 2011

I'm a freak for shrimp so this is really helpful! Great stock and very easy. AND it will keep 30 days.

TheDiva1959 June 05, 2006

Very good stock. I made this for the stock needed for Shrimp Diane Shrimp Diane by Hey Jude. My kitchen smelled scrumptous while it was cooking!

Claudia Dawn May 29, 2004