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  • Serves: 6 Servings

Shrimp Tortilla Soup

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Category: Soups, Shellfish

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb Shell-on Shrimp; uncooked
  • -(up to 1-1/2)
  • 1/4 c Minced Onion
  • 2 Cloves minced garlic; or
  • -less to taste
  • 2 tb Olive oil
  • 4 c Chicken broth; (4 to 5)
  • 3 Dried mild chilis; (3 to 4)
  • -(Ancho; Anaheim; etc.)
  • 1/4 ts Ground cumin
  • Salt; to taste
  • Cayenne; to taste
  • 6 Corn tortillas; (6 to 9) for
  • -fried tortilla strips
  • 1/4 c Grated cheese; or more
  • -(Chihuahua; Jack; Cheddar;
  • -etc.)
  • Chopped cilantro


Peel and devein the shrimp, retaining tails, if desired. Set aside. In a
large pot, saute onion and garlic in oil until tender and golden. Add
broth. Wash, seed and chop chilis; add to broth and simmer 20 minutes.
Season with cumin, salt and cayenne. Add cleaned shrimp; simmer 2 or 3
minutes until shrimp are cooked

To Serve: Crumble a few fried tortilla strips into 6 soup bowls. Pour hot
soup over, dividing shrimp equally among the bowls. Top with a few fried
tortilla strips, cheese and cilantro. Serve with remaining tortillas.

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