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I don’t know why this never occurred to me, but as I  was cruising through the internet looking for a soup to make over the weekend, I stumbled across this delicioso soup. A riff off my boring chicken tortilla soup, amped up with shrimp, which I would eat with every meal if possible. J’adore shrimp.

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This, is Mexican mire poix:  Onion, garlic, green onion, jalapeño. Totally fab.

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After the addition of paprika, cayenne, cumin, salt and pepper and the diced potatoes in juice. Next came the shrimp.

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After you add the shrimp, don’t over cook it. The shrimp were literally cooked through in 4 minutes. After that, they get tough and rubbery. Not my fave.

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This part is the best: All the accoutrement! Fried tortilla strips, cojita cheese, sour cream, sliced jalapeños, lime wedges, and pico de gallo make this light soup a little heartier and allows for soup customization! So fun and yummy.

I unintentionally made this soup 2 days in advance. The flavors definitely mellowed a tad, but still had the spicy kick I crave. I served it alongside corn bread muffins and a lightly dressed salad of mixed greens. How do you say Bon Appetit en Espanol???





About ktheidtke

A single mother of 4, narrating the everyday.
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