Friday, May 23, 2014

Coconut Lime Shrimp Soup

Holy Cow! I made Coconut Lime Shrimp Soup last night for dinner, and it was delicious and so easy to make! I don't know why, but I have always been intimidated at the thought of making homemade soup. The ingredient list for soups tend to go on and on and I fear that 5 hours later (if I'm lucky) I might have a finished product. 

James and I are a week into the Whole 30 Program. Even though it has been only 7 days, James and I are already feeling the positive effects of eating healthy. Actually James has been eating like a king! Every night he tells me that the dish I prepared was the best meal he has ever tasted. You can also hear him saying, "I never knew you could cook so good!". 

I never knew I could too. 

It has actually been a lot of fun planning meals, prepping food, and experimenting in the kitchen. I feel like within a week I already feel more comfortable shopping for fresh produce and meat. It is amazing what delicious meals you can come up with by simply using the right ingredients. 

I was so happy with the outcome of this yummy soup, I had to share it with more than just one person. And according to James, this was the best soup he has ever had. :)

So if you are intimidated by homemade soup, don't be. If I can do it, you can do it. 

  • 1 lb raw shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil 
  • 1 medium cup onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 jalapenos, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 can Rotel diced tomatoes & green chilies (10 oz)
  • 1 can coconut milk (14 oz)
  • 1 Tbsp Tabasco 
  • 1 medium lime, juiced (2 Tbsp)
  • 1 diced avocado
  1. Heat oil in a large pot.
  2. Saute onions and peppers for 3 minutes, until onions are translucent.
  3. Then add garlic, tomatoes, shrimp and cilantro and simmer until shrimp turns opaque (5 minutes).
  4. Pour in the coconut milk and Tabasco sauce and simmer for another 5 minutes to allow flavors to combine.
  5. Finish with lime juice and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Enjoy the yumminess with diced avocado on top.

1 comment:

  1. My husband has been saying the same thing about my cooking! I guess it also helps that you don't feel bloated or yucky after over eating a "good" meal! We are finishing up Whole 30 this week and it has been very eye opening. I am ready to transition into regular eating habits, but I'm also kinda scared! What is life after whole 30??