Thursday, April 14, 2011

Brazilian Shrimp Soup

I discovered this recipe on Thyme for Wine www.Thymeforwine.blogspot.com and I have lost count of the number of times this soup has been made in my kitchen these last few months.

The soup has just a hint of spiciness, loaded with shrimp, sauteed with garlic, peppers, tomatoes and rice, then simmered in a coconut sauce.  Who could ask for more?



Brazilian Shrimp Soup
Serves 6
Recipe from Thyme for Wine

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
3 cloves fresh garlic, minced
3/4 cup long grain rice
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1-3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1-3/4 cup crushed tomatoes
5 cups water
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1-1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup fresh cilantro

Directions:
Heat the olive oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat.  Add the onion, bell pepper and garlic.  Cook until tender (about 7 minutes).  Add the rice, red pepper flakes, salt, crushed tomatoes and water to the pot.  bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook covered, for 10 minutes or until the rice is almost tender.  Stir in the coconut milk.  Return mixture to a simmer, then stir in the shrimp.  Simmer just until shrimp is cooked through (about 3-5 minutes).  Stir in the pepper, lemon juice and cilantro.

Enjoy!



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34 comments:

Nisrine said...

We don't see that many Brazilian recipes and this one is delightful especially with coconut milk. I have to give this a go.

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

wow this looks so good :-)

rosaria said...

I've never used coconut milk and would like to try it.

Rebecca said...

Awww!! Thanks for the shout out! I am glad you like it :) We love your recipes too!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Soup looks to be excellent. Feel like having it right now.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Fresh Local and Best said...

This recipe looks like a real keeper. I love the flavors of red bell peppers and coconut milk in a soup.

tasteofbeirut said...

I know I would love this soup! Every Brazilian recipe I have seen has won me over and this one is no exception!

Marguerite said...

"Who could ask for more", is right! This soup looks scrumptious and I love the flavors in it. Would love a big bowl, right now. Thanks for sharing!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Velva, this one looks like a winner! Thank you so much! blessings ~ tanna

The Absence of Alternatives said...

You would not believe this but I am printing out this recipe right now! ^_^

(LOVE that slick Print button/app there. Nicely done!)

TKW said...

There's a Brazilian restaurant in Denver that I love. They make all kinds of delicious concoctions with coconut milk. This sounds divine!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Brazilian food is wonderful! This soup looks so delicious. A fabulous combination of flavorful ingredients.

Cheers,

Rosa

Claudia said...

I love the sweetness and lightness of this for a spring soup. Brazilian is a nice change from my usual fare.

That Girl said...

This totally won me over with the coconut!

Michael Toa said...

Gorgeous looking soup. I like the addition of coconut milk here. yum!

Rita said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful soup rcipe. That coconut milk must just bring it over the top!
Rita

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Looks fantastic!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a delightful flavor combination! I'm saving a copy of the recipe to try!

Penny said...

Oh.... shrimp with red bell pepper, tomato and more! Our family loves seafood in whatever variety we find it in.

Thanks for a great recipe!

Penny

Rambling Tart said...

Oh wow, Velva! This has got to be the best soup I've seen in AGES! I love it!!! So glad it's payday so I can jet off to the market tonight. :-)

Intuitive Eggplant said...

I'm always a sucker for soups involving seafood. But I've never tried one with coconut milk. Thanks for the suggestion!

Betty said...

I have everything I need to make this soup- it's dinner tomorrow night for sure!

We Are Not Martha said...

I've been craving shrimp SO much lately and they look so perfect in a soup... Especially since it involves a little bit of spiciness :)

Sues

Chris said...

Well it looks and sounds fantastic! I used to not be a fan of coconut flavors in cooking but Thai food changed that in a big way.

Lea Ann said...

This soup sounds great! Bookmarked. Love the name "thymeforwine" Heading over there now.

teresa said...

delicious! you know a recipe is dynamite when a food blogger makes it several times! this looks incredible!

Anonymous said...

Made this soup today - LOVE IT!!!! . . . .Gabi's Momma!

Aggie said...

I would never have guessed that there was coconut milk in that soup. This sounds so delicious. I need to add a new soup to the rotation, I love shrimp.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

This looks amazing! I'm a HUGE fan of shrimp...yum!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Your soups are always so mouth watering. Will save this one too.

Barbara said...

Really an interesting recipe, Velva. The combo of coconut milk and tomatoes sounds wonderful. It has to be great if you've made it so often!

Chef E said...

Bring this on! I also would love eating this often...eating shrimp right now, but not as good as you have made...

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

so pretty and looks like it'd be incredibly satisfying!

Warren Caterson said...

Wow, this sounds delish. I will be making this tonite! Thanks for sharing.

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