Green Shrimp Soup Recipe

Step 1

Chop the onion and carrot finely. Heat the butter in a pan and fry the vegetables for 5 minutes stirring continuously. Add the hot meat broth. Boil for 10 minutes.

Step 2

Add savory, tarragon and peas. Bring to a boil and let cook for 8 minutes. Strain the soup and put it back into the pan.

Step 3

Add shrimp. Simmer 5 minutes on medium heat. (Be sure the soup is not boiling.) Add white wine and cream. Take from the heat. Season if necessary. Add champagne and serve immediately.

NOTES: Fine pea soup with shrimp and champagne -- This is a recipe out of a German low-calorie cookbook. It is a simple recipe for a really delicate soup. It can be served as a festive appetizer or as a gourmet snack.

* The fresh spices can be substituted by dried spices.

* If you use canned shrimp, never let them boil. They would become tough and lose their delicate taste.

Things You'll Need

  • 1md Onion
  • 1lg Carrot (about 5 oz)
  • 1 1/2t Butter
  • 3c Meat broth, hot
  • 1T Savory (fresh,
  • -chopped fine)
  • 1t Tarragon (fresh,
  • -chopped fine)
  • 1lb Peas (cooked in
  • -lightly salted water)
  • 5oz Shrimp (deveined,
  • -cooked and cut into
  • -small pieces)
  • 1/2c White wine, dry
  • 2T Cream
  • 1c Champagne (demi sec)

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