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HELP! Time crunch+ shrimp allergy so what's best commerical vegetable stock?

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OK I'm making a fish and lobster gratin, it calls for seafood stock....last minute find out a guest has a senstivity to shrimp (but lobster and clams are is ok) so I'm going to use a vegetable stock combined wth clam juice. The meal is very soon and I'm in a jam.

So what is the best comercial vegetable stock out there??
I have Kitchen Basics and Imagine brands of vegetable stock & Trader Joes and Imagine Vegetable Broth in the pantry. I think the stocks will work better but which one???

Thanks

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  1. In a pinch I often use Swanson's Vegetable broth.

    1. I like kitchen basics, but i think the imagine one is much better, one of the best out there, imho.

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      1. re: kubasd

        +1

        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

          and the vaunted ghg agrees with me! Today is a great day.... lol

          1. re: kubasd

            ok i'm sort of amused, flattered & embarrassed all at the same time :)

            but i do wholeheartedly agree - of all the commercial products out there (at least the ones that i've tried), Imagine is the best alternative to homemade.

            1. re: goodhealthgourmet

              i always read your posts and find myself agreeing with you slash wishing i could cook more like you, so i'd say, just be flattered :-)

        2. re: kubasd

          I am a big fan of Imagine "no chicken" broth.

          1. re: ginnyhw

            their broths just have such an amazing depth of flavor that i find lacking in most other commercial vegetable stocks, there really is no substitute other than homemade