Once you make prawn stock, it will become a kitchen staple. It adds amazing flavor (like fish sauce!) to anything you put it in. It’s super easy to make and freezes very well.
Rather than buying pre-made broth, which can be full of preservatives and added sodium, our customers can make their own with Lummi Island Wild discarded Spot Prawn heads. This kit comes with 1 lb of prawn heads, allowing you to order shrimp broth online in a way that is both healthy and sustainable.
How to Make Prawn Head (Shrimp) Stock?
The best answer to this common question is to avoid store-bought shrimp stock. Instead, make your own soup stock at home. Until now, the hardest part of the process has been finding a place to buy prawn heads. Our prawn head soup stock kit makes it easy to get everything you need right here.
Before you order your prawn head stock kit online, make sure you have everything you need. In addition to shrimp heads, you should include a few pounds of vegetables. Most veggies will work, but carrots, celery, potatoes, and onions are traditional. You’ll also need a stock pot large enough to cook everything at once, as well as a mixture of herbs and spices to add flavor.
Once you have everything you need, the actual cooking is simple. Simmer the vegetables in your stock pot for around 20 minutes, then add the prawn heads. Submerge everything in water and simmer for around 50 minutes, taking care to avoid overcooking the broth. When done, enjoy warm or freeze into portions to use while cooking stews, soups, and other seafood dishes.
Our prawn head soup stock ships frozen to help preserve their flavor. These prawn heads will keep well in the refrigerator for up to three days, and they can remain frozen for several months. However, we recommend making your broth soon after the delivery arrives. Even if you choose to use the broth later, it’s easier to make and freeze the liquid than to preserve the bones.
Prawn head stock is extraordinarily easy to cook on your own. If you have the scraps and bones necessary to make it, you won’t need to order shrimp stock online – just make it yourself. You’ll be sure to taste the difference.