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Low-Fat Cream of Shrimp Soup Recipe

Updated on May 4, 2013

Lowfat Cream of Shrimp Soup

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Just a Few Shrimp?

Cook with wine! Eight ounces of shrimp, just a measly half pound, is enough to make this easy and elegant lowfat soup, to satisfy four. Use a mini-chopper for the onions, shrimp, and herbs and it will come together quickly. Evaporated milk is a great substitute for cream. And drink the rest of the wine, now that the bottle is open. . .

Sure to bring compliments from your guests.
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Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: 4 servings


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 onions, minced
  • 8 ounces, raw shrimp, thawed if frozen
  • 1 cup, dry white wine
  • 2 cups, water
  • 1/2 teaspoon, dry (powdered) mustard
  • 1 - 12-ounce can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup, chopped herbs, parsley, maybe dill too
  • to taste salt
  • to taste pepper or white pepper
  1. Thaw and shell the raw shrimp and roughly chop it. Heat the olive oil in a soup pot and add the onions and shrimp and continue to heat and stir for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the wine, the water and the powdered mustard. Bring the soup to a boil and then lower the heat and simmer for 10 or 15 minutes.
  3. Add the evaporated milk and stir. Let the soup cook slowly for another 15 minutes or so, stirring when you think of it. Taste and add the salt and pepper to your taste.
  4. Divide chopped fresh herbs among 4 bowls. Ladle the soup into each bowl and serve hot.


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