Not too heavy or spicy, this delicious seafood soup is great starter to a summer meal, or a perfect main dish for a light meal.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
- 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
- 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 3 1/2 cups chicken stock
- 1/2 pound cooked shrimp
- 1/2 cup light cream
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 fluid ounces brandy
- 2 green onions, finely chopped
Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion, celery, and garlic, and cook 5 minutes, or until tender. Mix in flour, curry powder, paprika, and tomato paste. Gradually stir in chicken stock. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 15 minutes.
Stir shrimp into the pot, reserving a shrimp to place on top of each serving. Mix in cream. Season with salt and pepper, and divide into servings. Pour an equal amount of brandy into each serving. Sprinkle with green onions, and top with reserved shrimp.