Louisiana-Style Shrimp Soup
Louisiana-Style Shrimp Soup
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Louisiana-Style Shrimp Soup

20 MIN
45 MIN
Judging by the popularity of our soup recipes online, there’s nothing we love more than a hearty, meal-sized bowl. With that in mind, we developed this Louisiana-style shrimp soup that’s big on flavour without the added fat (the classic version uses bacon drippings). Quick healthy hack? We slashed the amount of oil in the roux. The toasted-flour and chicken-broth base is then amped up with onion, celery, garlic, green pepper and tomato, plus our not-so-secret spice staple: Old Bay.



  1. In a large pot over medium heat, soften the onion in the oil. Add the celery, bell pepper and garlic and cook for 5 minutes. Add the toasted flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring to coat the vegetables. Add the broth while whisking to emulsify the soup. Add the tomato and Old Bay, and season with salt and pepper. Let simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Reduce the heat and add the shrimp. Let simmer for 6 to 8 minutes or until fully cooked. Adjust the seasoning. Ladle the soup into bowls and top with the green onion. Add cooked rice to the soup, if desired.


To replace Old Bay seasoning, grind 1 tbsp black peppercorns, 1 tbsp celery seeds and 6 bay leaves in a spice mill. Add 1 tsp cayenne pepper. The spice mix will keep for 3 months in an airtight container at room temperature.


  1. Would be great with sausage and okra.

  2. So delicious! Have made it numerous times now. Adding sliced andouille sausage just takes this soup to a whole other level. My family likes Old Bay Seasonong, so I am very heavy handed when I add it to the soup. Other times I have added whatever vegetables I have left over in the fridge, such as some cauliflower or zucchini. The base of this soup is so delicious you just can’t go wrong with it. It comes out a winner every time!

  3. Looks great and will try it very soon ... but would like to read the comments by others.

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