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Shrimp soup is a dish that is made by simmering shrimp in a flavorful broth, typically with added vegetables and seasonings. It is a popular soup that is enjoyed in many cultures around the world, such as in Creole and Cajun cuisine in the southern United States, and in Asian cuisine, particularly in Southeast Asia.

Shrimp soup is known for its rich, flavorful broth and tender shrimp that is the star of the dish. The broth can be made from a variety of liquids such as water, chicken or fish broth, or coconut milk. The soup is often thickened with ingredients such as flour or cornstarch, and seasoned with herbs and spices such as garlic, onion, cayenne pepper, and black pepper.

The soup can be served with a variety of toppings, such as chopped herbs, croutons, and grated cheese, and it can be enjoyed as a starter or as a main course.

This dish can be easily adjusted to your taste and dietary needs, it can be made low-carb, gluten-free, or dairy-free by adjusting the ingredients used. It can also be made in a lighter version by using a reduced-fat cream, or by omitting it altogether.

Shrimp soup is a great option for a comforting bowl of soup on a cold day, or for a light and flavorful meal. It is also a great way to use up leftover shrimp or to make use of frozen shrimp.

Overall, shrimp soup is a delicious and satisfying dish that is enjoyed around the world for its rich flavor and tender shrimp. It's a versatile dish that can be adjusted to suit personal taste, dietary needs, and seasonality.


  • 1 lb. raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 cup of diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup of white wine
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp of butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil and butter over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and garlic, and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Pour in the white wine and bring to a simmer, scraping the bottom of the pot to release any browned bits.
  4. Add the chicken broth, diced tomatoes, and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat to low and let the soup simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Stir in the heavy cream, and bring to a simmer.
  7. Add the shrimp, and cook until they turn pink, about 3-5 minutes.
  8. Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with chopped parsley.
  10. Serve hot and enjoy your delicious bowl of shrimp soup!

Note: You can add some vegetables like carrots, celery, and potatoes to the soup to make it more nutritious.

Note: You can also add some cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes to the soup for a spicy kick.

Note: If you want to thicken the soup, you can add some cornstarch or flour to the soup and stir it until the desired consistency is reached.