Shrimp in Tomato Saffron Broth

Shrimp in Tomato Saffron Broth, a lightened up  version of bouillabaisse,  is perfectly suited for an elegant first course soup.
Shrimp in Tomato Saffron Broth

Shrimp in Tomato Saffron Broth

By Sue Lau |  Palatable Pastime

Shrimp in Tomato Saffron Broth is my recipe  of the  day with the  blogging  group Soup Swappers. Each month one of our members “hosts” and tasks us with preparing a new and delicious soup or  stew recipe on a common theme.

Shrimp in Tomato Saffron Broth

This  month, Wendy has asked us to prepare an elegant first course soup. I imagine as  a spectacular opener for your  holiday dinner.

Well, seafood soups  are always spectacular to  me. Bouillabaisse immediately came to mind, but  obviously not a first course. It is so chock full of beautiful things like fish and shellfish. It would be the star of the meal rather than the  opening salvo.

So I decided to slim it  down to a limited ingredient list while keeping the  spirit and  the flavor we all love.

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Shrimp in Tomato Saffron Broth

Shrimp in Tomato Saffron Broth

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Shrimp in Tomato Saffron Broth

Shrimp in Tomato Saffron Broth

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Creole, French
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 3 ounces diced tasso ham
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots
  • 1/2 medium bulb fennel (diced)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt and black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup Pernod liqueur
  • 4 cups shrimp stock or clam broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron threads (steeped in 1 cup boiling water)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pound raw shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 1 medium tomato (diced)
  • 2 scallions (chopped)
  • fennel fronds (optional garnish)

Instructions
 

  • Saute the tasso, celery, onions, carrot, fennel, garlic, thyme. salt, and black pepper in the olive oil until tasso browns and vegetables soften.
  • Deglaze pan with wine and Pernod, adding to pan off the heat and then returning to the stove.
  • Cook several minutes then add the stock, saffron tea, tomato paste, and Worcestershire, stirring to incorporate tomato paste.
  • Add shrimp, diced tomato and scallions, continuing to cook for several minutes until shrimp turn opaque and curl lightly.
  • Serve garnished with fennel fronds if desired.

Notes

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3 responses

  1. Perfect…combines the soup course and fish course into one. This soup is right up my alley and I think it will be making an appearance sometime during this 12 days of Christmas.

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