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Dad Cooks a Spicy Shrimp Soup to Warm the Soul

It’s cold out there and the warm winds of spring are still a few months away. In the meantime, we’re freezing our tails off as Jack Frost comes knocking on our door. It’s this time of year when dad cooks something spicy to make up for the artic temperatures outside. The temperatures may be cold, but the kitchen is hot. This shrimp soup is tasty and will give you a fire in your belly.

What You’ll Need

The ingredient list is a little long because this is a very filling soup. It’s the kind of soup that feels like you ate a whole meal and that’s what we call hearty.

  • ½ cup of sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 ¾ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • ¼ teaspoon of black pepper
  • 2 seeded and sliced jalapeno peppers
  • 1 can of drained hominy
  • 1 pound of frozen shrimp that has been peeled and deveined
  • 1 lime quartered

Don’t let the ingredients list scare you, it may seem like a lot, but it’s a soup, so don’t worry about it.

Putting it all Together

Get a bowl and combine the cumin, ¼ teaspoon of salt and the sour cream. Stir it well, cover and put it in the refrigerator. Get out a saucepan and put in the oil over medium heat. Put in the garlic, tomatoes and the rest of the salt. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes. Add in the jalapenos and hominy and let cook for an additional five minutes. Add the shrimp and simmer until it is pink, which should be about five minutes. The soup is finished, so put it in some bowls, take out the sour cream mixture and put a dollop on top. Add a lime quarter as garnish.

This soup will definitely warm the family up. If the jalapenos are too spicy, then you can substitute hot sauce and make it as hot as you want.

If you’re looking for more hot recipes for this cold winter, then don’t be afraid to explore dadsthatcook.com to its fullest.