I was searching for a soup to make with things I already had in my house. Given the current global status, I’m trying not to leave the house unless I absolutely need something. I think most of us are doing the same thing.
Knowing what I had in my freezer, in terms of proteins, I thought about what a shrimp soup would be like.
Shrimp is a sensitive protein because it can become gummy if it’s overcooked. It only takes about two minutes to cook entirely.
My shrimp was already precooked so I didn’t need to do anything else. If you’re using shrimp that’s raw, I would suggest pan-frying your shrimp with some oil and then putting in the soup when directed in the instructions. Honestly, it’ll probably yield more flavor.
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes
What You Will Need:
- 1 lb of Pre-cooked, Frozen Shrimp
- 1 Cup of Red Bell Pepper, chopped into small pieces
- 4 Cups of Red Potatoes (About 4 to 5 red potatoes), peeled and chopped
- 1 Cup of Corn (I used Frozen)
- 1 Medium-Sized Red Onion, diced
- 4-5 Cloves of Garlic, minced
- 8 Cups of Chicken Broth
- 1/4 Cup of Flour
- 4 Tablespoons of Butter
- 1 Cup of Heavy Cream
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Ground Black Pepper
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Paprika
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Oregano
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Basil
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Parsley
- If you’re using raw shrimp, cook the shrimp in the butter and then remove from pan. If you’re using pre-cooked shrimp, just thaw the shrimp.
- In a large pot or dutch oven, cook the red bell pepper and onion. Cook until onion begins to become translucent.
- Add garlic and cook until fragrant.
- Next, add the flour in small increments until it has completely coated the mixture.
- Slowly, add the chicken broth and bring to a boil.
- Add potatoes and cook for 10 to 15 minutes until the potatoes are fork-tender. Stir occasionally and you’ll notice the soup has thickened.
- Add corn and cook for another 2 minutes.
- Add shrimp and cook for another 2 minutes.
- Bring the temperature down. Add the heavy cream and heat until it’s warm.
- Serve and Dobrou Chut’!