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How To Make Shrimp Stock
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 35 mins

How To Make Shrimp Stock. Quick and Easy Shrimp Stock Recipe. Homemade Shrimp Stock.

Course: Soups
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How To Make Shrimp Stock
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 18 kcal
Author: Alyssa Brantley
  • 1 tablespoon butter or neutral oil
  • Uncooked Shells and Tails if you have them from 5 to 6 pounds of Shrimp
  • 14 cups filtered water
  • 1 medium yellow onion left whole and peeled
  • 2 Tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon whole black peppercorns approximately 10 to 12
  • 1 bay leaf
  1. Heat a large soup pot over medium heat. Once hot, add butter. When butter is melted (but not yet sizzling), add shrimp shells. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, until shells are aromatic and starting to turn pink.

  2. Add water, onion, salt, black peppercorns and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, skim off any white scum that rises to the top.

  3. Cover, reduce heat to a simmer and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, for 90 minutes.
  4. Set up a mesh strainer over another soup pot (or very large container or glass measuring cups) and strain stock from shells. Allow to cool, refrigerate or freeze and Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
How To Make Shrimp Stock
Amount Per Serving
Calories 18 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 1779mg77%
Potassium 20mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 16mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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