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Big Ed's Cajun Shrimp Soup

Mr. Ed

"This is an excellent recipe that is quick and easy to fix, and it tastes great too!"
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40 m servings 163 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 163 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 3.2 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.6g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 13.8 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 92 mg
  • 31%
  • Sodium:
  • 722 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Saute green bell pepper, onions, and garlic until tender. Stir in vegetable juice, clam juice, and water. Season with thyme, basil, red pepper, bay leaf, and salt. Bring to a boil, and stir in rice. Reduce heat, and cover. Simmer 15 minutes, until rice is tender.
  2. Stir in shrimp, and cook 5 minutes, or until shrimp are opaque. Remove the bay leaf, and season with hot sauce.

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  1. 280 Ratings

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This recipe is AWESOME!! For the base, I used two 32oz containers of low-sodium chicken broth, clam juice (look for it in the international foods aisle or near the tomato sauce), one 28oz contai...

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I think this recipe is a great base, but lacking as written. Where are the veggies? I added a bunch of okra and corn, and that filled it out niceley. I also did 1/2 chicken broth and 1/2 v8. Wil...

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This recipe is AWESOME!! For the base, I used two 32oz containers of low-sodium chicken broth, clam juice (look for it in the international foods aisle or near the tomato sauce), one 28oz contai...

Yummy!! My family is Cajun (from Louisiana), so I've been exposed to a ton of Cajun food in my day. I'm by no means an "expert", but from my experience, this is fantastic!! I have been taught...

Soooo yummy. I also doubled the recipe. Living in Tokyo, I couldn't find clam juice in the supermarket, so I improvised. I bought big prawns with heads attached. I took the heads off the praw...

This is a WONDERFUL soup - different (at least for me), flavorful, hearty and delicious. I served this as a first course for hubs, myself and a dinner guest, and the 6-serving recipe was cleaned...

i took advice and added (mind you recipe was scaled to 10 servings) 1 cup celery, 10 oz clams, 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes, 1 tspn cajun seasoning, 1 tsp hellfire sauce, and doubled the red pe...

I would give this soup 6 stars if I could. It's very easy to make with common ingredients and is about as tasty as a soup can be. I made two substitutions with items I had on hand: Used a 28 ...

Very good basic recipe. I added a shallot, one stick of celery, a couple of shakes of white pepper, and doubled the garlic. It didn't have quite enough spice for me, so I added Tabasco at the ...

This recipe was AWESOME!!! My family loved it! My oldest daughter didnt even pick out the "green stuff"! The only changes I made to the recipe were to add more garlic, celery and a can of Rotel ...

This was very good and I will make this again. The only things I changed was to use low sodium V8 and I used chicken broth in place of clam juice. I also tossed in about a cup of sliced okra.