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!

If rushed, prepare your ingredients in advance.

If you know youíll be rushed at cooking time, pre-measure out as many of the ingredients as you can, and arrange them by the cooking order of the recipe.

If itís going to be more than several minutes before you actually start making the dinner, be sure to cover the perishable ingredients with plastic wrap or place in containers and put them back in the refrigerator to hold until you are ready.