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Basic Shellfish Stock

Basic Shellfish Stock Recipe

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 pounds crustacean shells (shrimp, crab, lobster, crawfish), preferably with heads on
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large Spanish onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk with leaves, chopped
  • 1 leek, chopped
  • ½ head garlic
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, halved
  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 4 sprigs fresh Italian parsley
  • 4 sprigs fresh tarragon
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 cup brandy
  • 12 cups mineral or filtered water
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Nutritional information
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 21kcal (1%)
Total Fat 1g (2%)
Saturated Fat 1g (3%)
Cholesterol 3mg (1%)
Total Carbohydrate 1g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.



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