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Old 12-04-2005, 02:23 PM   #1
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Shrimp Base

I have a recipe for Shrimp-Corn Chowder and it calls for a Shrimp base.
What are the ingredients for that Shrimp Base and can I make it myself.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance: Karall

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Old 12-04-2005, 03:11 PM   #2
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sounds like it calls for shrimp stock?? if you have shells you can make your own...but u might be better off with store bought.

it drives me nuts cause none of the stores here sell shrimp or seafood stock at all..just the generic beef or chicken stock.
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Old 12-04-2005, 10:09 PM   #3
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Bases are super concentrated stocks that are reduced down to a thick paste - sort of like a bouillon cube. Often, a teaspoon of base and a cup of water will give you normal strength stock. You can find them at penzeys.com.
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Old 12-04-2005, 10:27 PM   #4
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A "base" is usually highly concentrated stock, more of a paste, actually. It usually has salt added, and maybe other seasonings.

Maybe you could post your recipe, and we can help you?

I make my own stocks, from scratch. I love cooking with it, as my homemade stocks are usually two to three times more flavorful than the store-bought broth.
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