California Central Coast Recipes

Easy Seafood broth

Easy Seafood broth is a quick broth to make when you need a fish-based broth for a risotto or pasta. If you have some shells from shrimp -like when you are making Shrimp Risotto, this is a quick recipe that you can throw together in a just a few minutes --but you do need to let it simmer for an hour or so to intensify the flavors. The end product will be fabulous!

This makes enough broth for a risotto recipe for four people. 2018, Easy Seafood broth
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
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1 large half Onion , cut into chunks
1 Large stalk Celery , cut into chunks
1 Large carrot , cut into chunks
Discarded Shrimp shells and tails
4 Bottles Clam Juice
1 14.5 ounce can chicken broth
1 14.5 ounce can water
Freshly-cracked black pepper

Preparation Directions.

1 In medium-sized stockpot, add onion, celery and carrot pieces to pan.

2 Add in the discarded shells from your shrimp (or other seafood) to the same pan.

3 Add in the chicken broth, then the empty chicken broth can full of water. Stir well.

4 Add in the Clam juice, stir well to combine.

5 Add in a little freshly cracked black pepper. Stir well.

6 Cook on high heat until boiling, then adjust heat down to a low simmer, covered.

7 Let cook for an hour or so to intensify the flavors.

8 Before using, strain the broth from the vegetable pieces and fish pieces.

9 Heat up the strained broth hot for use in shrimp (or other seafood) risotto. Please see my Blog Risotto - Rice Italian Style!

Wine and Food Pairing and Serving Suggestions.

This broth works especially well with any kind of shrimp or shellfish risotto.

A tip from Sue!

Frying high fat meats

You can cut down on the calories of high-fat meats, by just adding a little water (instead of adding oil) to your frying pan until the meat's fat starts releasing and lubricating the pan, then cook with the frying pan covered. If you want a crispy coating, you uncover the pan or cook with the lid partially ajar.