Easy Shrimp Stock

  

submitted by jessicamac {9 Recipes}

 (2)

 2  Comments Add your Comment

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

Ingredients:
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.

Recent Comments

  • Author image By chynna_beauty
    Aug 29, 2018   Edit

    Looks amazing!

  • Author image By shovlin02
    Feb 23, 2016   Edit

    my hubby would love to try this

  • Add Your Comment

    Choose a rating by clicking on a star:  * 

    Enter your comments here.  *

     
     

    Other recipes in soups & stews 

    Yummy Chicken Tortilla Soup

    Yummy Chicken Tortilla Soup

    By Sonyador
    Dec 28, 2011

    This soup is quick to make, flavorful, and filling! Serve with warm corn bread or tortillas. This also freezes well. Garnish with chopped fresh avocado, …
    Read

     3
    Carrot Tomato Soup

    Carrot Tomato Soup

    By suchitra1925
    May 08, 2012

    Very tasty and healthy carrot and tomato soup.
    Read

     0
    Fish Chowder

    Fish Chowder

    By jessicamac
    Oct 31, 2011

    Using bacon at the beginning of this recipe gives it a great smoky flavor. The whole thing comes together really quickly, and can easily be made on a we…
    Read

     1