Monday, October 29, 2007

Stocking Up

During the crab party, Cookiecrumb and Cranky, who are experienced seafood shell cooks, suggested that I make stock out of the Dungeness crab shells we were at that moment in the process of picking clean. Having read her blog post a few days ago about her lobster stock and seen the lovely soup that resulted, I was inspired to give it a try.

We scooped up all the shells and dumped them into a big pot with white wine, onion and water plus a few miscellaneous herbs and simmered them for about an hour. This is the result - looks like we boiled seaweed, doesn't it? Eeeek!

However, it tastes great, certainly of crab but also mysteriously of a "sea-ness" that is hard to describe. It's as if we went down to Stinson Beach and took a deep breath of that salty sea air. I can hardly wait to see what kind of soup it will make! Hopefully, not brownish green.

3 Comments:

Blogger cookiecrumb said...

Brava! Congratulations. I'm glad it turned out well. How amazing that those shells harbor (pun!) so much flavor of their own.
And no, I don't think it's a funny color. It looks "food-color."

Monday, October 29, 2007  
Blogger BuzzB said...

CookieCrumb,

Easy for you to say the color isn't funny from a safe distance of a few miles away! vbg

MB

Monday, October 29, 2007  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Cookiecrumb, stand by for a report about the soup we made from it. Froze the other four cups for a feast later in the year.

Monday, October 29, 2007  

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