How to make lobster broth | Price Check Experiment

How to make lobster broth | Price Check Experiment

I had some leftover lobster shells and was inspired to turn them into a special lobster broth because of the cost of these little critters. It’s not every day you get the opportunity to have lobster broth handy in the freezer ready for a winter chowder base or an appetizing risotto. I quickly grabbed the remaining leftover lobster shells and turned them into a lobster broth by sauteing onions, celery and carrots and garlic and adding the lobster shells to boil.

With food prices increasing we cannot afford to throw away food! Creating new meals out of leftovers or into useful items from certain things you would generally discard is easy and much tastier than you might think!

Not knowing the cost of lobster broth at that point, I was just grateful to have the chance to scoop up the leftover shells for the broth. I was surprise to later find out that I just turned waste into $20 worth of lobster broth.

A 443 ml can of lobster broth generally sells for approx $3.50 on Amazon. I managed to make approx. 3.5L of lobster broth from 3 lobsters.

Here is the recipe I used to make Lobster Broth:

Lobster Broth Recipe
Recipe Type: Broth
Author: Lina Zussino
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 2 hours
Total time: 2 hours 15 mins
A recipe for lobster stock or lobster broth. This is a great way to use the leftover shells from any type of lobster. Delicious to use in a seafood bisque the next day!
  • Leftover Lobster shells
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 celery stalks chopped
  • 4 carrots chopped
  • 1 cup of white wine
  • 5 Bay leaves
  • 4 tbsp chopped parsley
  • Pinch of Cattle Boyz Big Country garlic seasoning
  • Water
  1. Throw everything in a pot. Adding enough water to just cover the shells.
  2. Bring mix to a boil and simmer.
  3. Discard the solids by straining the solids and pouring the liquid into a large bowl or bowls to cool.
  4. Once liquid is cool, pour 1 Lt into a container or Ziploc bag and freeze.
  5. Broth will freeze up to 6 months.

Next time you are faced with any shells, bones or leftovers turn it a broth for other meals. These broths are extremely healthy with no additives or preservatives and especially tasty. You will never want to buy packaged broth again!

What do you do with your leftover carcases?

Lina Zussino

Lina Zussino, is a co-founder of Grocery Alerts Canada. encourages real whole foods cooking while helping Canadians save money with grocery deals and coupons.