Even in a cake mix recipe, if it calls for water I add milk... It's all about making layers of flavors.
This recipe doesn't cost a single penny to make, in ingredients, because it's literally garbage t hat makes the best stock.
- shrimp heads and peels
- onion, celery, bell pepper, carrot peels, end pieces, skins, the stuff that you would normally throw away
- garlic skins, parsley stems, green onion tops, corn cobs
- whole peppercorns
- 1 tsp
- liquid crab boil (don't use to much, you don't want it to taste like shrimp boil water
How to Make Shrimp Stock
- 3Throw everything in, add water and bring it to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer on low heat for at least 1 1/2 hours. If you add the 1 teaspoon of liquid crab boil then it will smell like a shrimp boil - I love it!
The shrimp peels will float to the top of pot so save enough room in the pot so it doesn't boil over.
- 4When ready, let it cool down, scoop out all of the garbage, then strain the stock through paper towel lined colander into another large container. Change the paper towels several times during the straining process. If you want your stock to be perfectly clear then strain it one or two more times.