Chowhound Presents: Table Talk with Tyler Florence | Ask Your Questions Now ›

Home Cooking


Alternatives to shrimp stock?


Home Cooking 5

Alternatives to shrimp stock?

Hapa Dude | Dec 27, 2006 11:51 PM

I want to make a shrimp & truffle bisque for NYE dinner (along w/ Prime Rib). The recipe calls for shrimp stock and rock shrimp. I am dreading having to shell a bunch of shrimp to get the shells to make stock. Is there an alternative to shrimp stock, either something you can buy or an easy way to get some shells?

Since rock shrimp are small, I think they come pre-shelled, so I'd have to buy another bag of shrimp and shell those for the stock, leaving me w/ a bunch of shrimp that I could either use in the soup or save.

any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound