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Shrimp Soup Recipe

This shrimp soup recipe makes a hearty bowl of shrimp and veggie soup. It may not cook quickly, but the result is worth your time.
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time53 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make shrimp soup, shrimp soup, shrimp soup recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 496kcal
Author: Luna Regina

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic about 3 cloves, minced
  • 3 oz onions about 3/4 a medium, chopped
  • 2 oz celery about 1 stalk, chopped
  • 2 oz carrots about 1 medium, cut into chunks
  • 1 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter about 0.75 oz
  • 12 oz peeled shrimp from about 24 oz whole
  • 2 tsp lemon juice from about half a lemon
  • 1/2 tsp thyme about a sprig
  • 1/2 tsp paprika divided
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp white wine
  • 8 oz white mushrooms sliced
  • 24 oz potatoes about 3 medium, cut into chunks
  • 2 cups unsalted chicken broth
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp parsley chopped

Instructions

  • In a non-stick pot, heat 2 tbsp olive oil over medium heat and stir in 1 tbsp minced garlic for 30 seconds.
  • Add 3 oz onions, 2 oz celery, and 2 oz carrots. Sauté for 5 minutes.
  • Make space in the pot and add 12 oz peeled shrimp to sear. Add 1 1/2 tbsp butter, 2 tsp lemon juice, 1/2 tsp thyme, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp pepper. Give everything a nice mix and allow it to cook for 3 minutes.
  • Deglaze the pot with 2 tbsp white wine. Scrape the pot with a wooden spoon (or heat-resistant spatula) to release any stubborn browned bits.
  • Add 8 oz white mushrooms and stir to cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add 24 oz potatoes, stir, and allow to cook for 5 minutes.
  • Gently pour in 2 cups chicken broth and 1 cup whole milk. Add 2 bay leaves. Turn the heat on high to bring it to a boil and then reduce it to low. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Use a whisk to beat the soup until the potatoes are mashed. If they’re still a bit stiff, use a potato masher or fork and mash them right in the pot. We’re looking for a texture about halfway between chunky and silky.
  • Add 1/4 cup heavy cream and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat. Garnish with 2 tbsp chopped parsley and the remaining paprika (1/4 tsp) and enjoy.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 496kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 308mg | Sodium: 598mg | Potassium: 1607mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2853IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 237mg | Iron: 3mg