Shrimp and Bacon Soup

Usually when I’m sick, like most people, have lots and lots of chicken noodle soup. Which I do have, but being sick for a few days, I didn’t want it everyday. So along with chicken noodle soup, I make a soup that I love so much because it is soooooo good!!! It’s a shrimp and bacon soup! I mean it has bacon in it, so you know it’s good!

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. Bacon – cut into tiny pieces
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken stock
  • 2 cups heavy cream (or half and half)
  • 1 potato cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup green onion – chopped ( or scallions)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lb. medium or large shrimp,deveined and chopped

Directions

  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown bacon until crisp. Transfer bacon onto a plate with a paper towel to absorb some fat. Reserve fat in the skillet. Don’t throw it away.
  • Store some cooked bacon to the side to garnish with later as well as some green onion
  • Poor some of the reserved bacon fat into a pot. Just enough as if you were pouring oil at the bottom so it doesn’t stick.
  • In the pot add diced onions and cook until softened. About 6 minutes. Add flour and stir continuously with spoon until absorbed. About 1 minute.
  • Stir in Chicken broth, heavy cream, potatoes, green onions,salt, black pepper and simmer on medium-low heat until potatoes are tender, 10 minutes.
  • Add shrimp until pink. About 2 to 3 minutes
  • garnish with bacon and green onion

This is how I cut the bacon by slicing it straight down in a line together , not one by one

This is how I cut the green onions

green onion

Shrimp,peeled and deveined

shrimp

Transferring the bacon onto a paper towel

bacon

This is some of the bacon grease left over.

bacon oil

This is the onion and flour being poured in

onion and flour

Onion and flour mixture ( so you know what it looks like)

onion and flour

Then add the rest of your ingredients and follow the rest of the directions

Enjoy!

shrimp and bacon soup

 

1 Comment

  1. January 10, 2017 / 2:55 am

    That looks so delicious!!!! I will have to try this one! Xx

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