Shrimp And Sausage Soup

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Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (465.6 g)
  • Calories 299.9
  • Total Fat - 17.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 133.6 mg
  • Sodium - 1746.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 12.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.9 g
  • Sugars - 5.8 g
  • Protein - 22.7 g
  • Calcium - 99.3 mg
  • Iron - 2.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 26.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat butter

Step 2

Add onion and jalapeno

Step 3

Add celery

Step 4

Add garlic and chorizo

Step 5

Add tomato paste and seasoning

Step 6

Add chicken broth

Step 7

Add tomatoes and beans

Step 8

Add shrimp

Step 9

Simmer 20 minutes stirring occasionally


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • For the chorizo, choose a sausage that is pre-cooked and ready to eat.
  • When selecting the shrimp, look for ones that are fresh and not frozen.

  • Substitute the chorizo for andouille sausage for a more smoky flavor. This substitution will add a unique flavor to the soup, making it more interesting and flavorful.
  • Substitute the navy beans for black beans for a more hearty texture. The black beans will add a heartier texture to the soup and make it more filling.

Vegetarian Variation Substitute the chorizo with 1 cup of diced mushrooms and 1 cup of diced bell peppers. Omit the shrimp and replace the chicken broth with vegetable broth.

Mexican Rice - A classic Mexican side dish that pairs perfectly with the bold flavors of this Shrimp and Sausage Soup. The Mexican Rice is simple to make and adds a great texture to the soup.

Refried Beans: Refried beans are a classic Mexican side dish that pairs well with the bold flavors of this Shrimp and Sausage Soup. The creamy texture of the beans adds a nice contrast to the soup and provides a hearty accompaniment. Refried beans are easy to make and can be served hot or cold.


Q: How long should I simmer the soup?

A: Simmer the soup for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Q: What ingredients do I need for the soup?

A: You will need carrots, celery, onion, potatoes, vegetable broth, thyme, and salt.

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Fun facts:

The chorizo used in this recipe is a type of Spanish sausage that has been around since the 16th century. It was first made by Spanish shepherds who used it to preserve the meat they hunted.

Shrimp is a favorite of many celebrities, including the late chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain, who famously said “If I had to eat one thing for the rest of my life, it would be shrimp.”