Broccoli, lime and shrimp cream soup

by smth good on October 23, 2011

in soups

Enjoy a light dinner with this spectacular cream soup – broccoli with a splash of lime and topped with spicy shrimps.

Serves 4, prep. time 40 minutes

Utensils: a skillet, a blender, a frying pan


  • 1,2 kilograms frozen broccoli
  • 600 ml vegetable stock
  • 200 ml heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp grated lime zest
  • 5 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 small hot pepper (finely chopped; no seeds)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 120 grams shrimps (deveined and de-shelled)
  • 1 tsp harissa
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil
  • salt & white pepper

Melt the butter into a skillet. Add flour and brown for 1 minute.

Pour over the stock, add hot pepper, ginger, lime zest, lime juice and bring it to a boil.

Add frozen broccoli and boil for 15 minutes.

The lime juice preserves a beautiful green color for the broccoli.

Turn off the heat and transfer the soup into a blender.  Add heavy cream and mix the soup in the blender until smooth and creamy. Salt and pepper to taste.

Separately, heat cooking oil in a frying pan. Add shrimps and fry for 3 minutes. Add harissa and stir well and turn off the heat.

Serve the soup with spicy shrimps on top and croutons. Enjoy!

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Michelle O October 23, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Yum… this looks really good and pretty easy too. Great flavors. Im home sick on the couch and this soup would be perfect right now.


smth good October 23, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Michelle, sorry to hear that you are home sick. Yes, a bowl of this soup will make you feel better. Get better soon!


Christine October 23, 2011 at 9:23 pm

Yum… this looks really good!


Kelly October 24, 2011 at 12:07 am

Wonderful ingredients in this soup – love the inclusion of lime! – and so pretty too.


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