Crustacean Butters

Preparation info

  • Makes about

    ½ cup

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Cooking

Cooking

By James Peterson

Published 2007

  • About

Crustacean butters are often called for finishing bisques and seafood sauces to add color and flavor. They’re especially delicious in sauces based on the cooking liquid from shellfish. These butters, which are used primarily to underline the flavor of seafood sauces and contribute a bright orange color, are made differently than most compound butters because they are cooked. They are made from lobster or crayfish shells or shrimp heads. In fact, it is almost impossible to tell which crustac