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Clam Juice substitute

For the Cooks Illustrated jambalaya recipe.

I have a copy of the recipe and an online subscription, but the link to the article is broken, so I'm not quite sure why it's important. I have some dashi granules, and a few lobster shell's in the freezer, or I could just skip it. Any ideas?

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  1. I'd use the dashi and lobster shells to make a quick seafood broth!

    1. I think any seafood broth would work. I would just check the salt levels because clam juice tends to have a lot of added salt. My thought is that the clam juice adds the seafood essence with a little extra saltiness.

      1. Liquid from canned tuna, be it in water or in oil.

        1. I'd also use both the dashi granules & lobster shells for stock but any seafood will do to make stock. Keep in mind granules have a higher salt content than making stock without it. You can also sub chicken or veg stock or broth.

          1. Are you shelling shrimp? Boil up those shells to make a broth.

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            1. re: jeanmarieok

              I'm using peeled except for tails from costco. I am using the lobster shells and dashi. I'll throw in the tails.