This is an easy to prepare spicy herb soup with lots of broth, flavor, and a little kick.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 2 quarts chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons rosemary
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon celery seed
- 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
- 8 fluid ounces clam juice
- 1/2 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
- 2 cups butter
- 1 cup white wine
- 2 pounds shrimp, with tails
- 1 (1 pound) loaf French bread
Pour broth into a large pot, and mix in rosemary, garlic, pepper, celery seed, fennel seed, clam juice, tomato paste, and butter. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
Stir wine into the soup, and continue to simmer and occasionally stir 2 hours.
Just before serving, stir in shrimp. Continue cooking 3 minutes, or until shrimp are opaque. Serve with bread for soaking up all the yummy broth.