Easy Shrimp Stock


submitted by jessicamac {9 Recipes}

  • Prep Time:
    10 Mins
  • Cook Time:
    45 Mins
  • Total Prep + Cook Time:
    55 Mins
  • Level:
Easy Shrimp Stock

Makes: 1 quart

Description: I love making cajun and creole dishes like gumbo and jambalaya. Most of the recipes I use recommend homemade shrimp stock, advice that I always ignored, and my dishes turned out fine. One day I finally made stock with this recipe, and then used it in my next gumbo. The dish was miles better than any version I had made before.

2 tbsp  vegetable oil
1 lb  shrimp shells and heads (from 1lb shrimp)
1  onion, chopped
1  carrot, chopped
2 ribs  celery, chopped
2 cups  white wine (optional)
2 quarts  water (+2 cups if not using wine)
3  garlic cloves, mashed
2  bay leaves
1  sprig thyme (or 1 tsp dried)

Instructions: In a medium pot, heat the oil over medium/high heat, and add the shrimp shells. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the shells are red, about 6 minutes.

Add the onion, carrot, and celery, and cook, stirring, for another 6 minutes.

Add the rest of the ingredients, bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for about 30 minutes.

Take the stock off the heat, cool, and strain through a fine strainer, discarding all of the solids. Yields about 1 quart.

You can use the stock within a few days, or freeze for up to 6 months.

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Author image by chynna_beauty | DANBURY, CT    
Aug 29, 2018

Looks amazing!

Author image by shovlin02 | WILKES BARRE, PA    
Feb 23, 2016

my hubby would love to try this

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