The Best Crockpot Shrimp Soup Recipe
If you are wondering ‘can you cook shrimp in a crockpot’ the answer is a definite yes. You can see when shrimp is cooked because it turns from grayish white to pink, and you can see by looking through the crockpot lid what color the shrimp is. This soup is made in two stages. First a base is made with chicken broth, ginger, garlic and other flavorings, and this is allowed to cook slowly, so all the flavors can blend and develop.
When the base is done, the shrimp is added along with snow peas, green onion and lime juice, and allowed to cook over a slightly higher heat. The shrimp is cooking in liquid so it retains all its moisture and slow cooking is a gently method of cooking anyway, allowing the shrimp to remain tender and moist.
Although this recipe features a chili pepper, feel free to leave it out if you prefer mild dishes, or you can remove the seeds from the chili to make it less hot. Another option is to swap the chili for a tablespoon of garlic chili sauce. Serve this garnished with cilantro leaves if you like, since the flavor will suit the aromatic taste of the soup, or you could serve some bread on the side to make it a more substantial meal. If you have a slow cooker and always seem to be searching for new crockpot recipe ideas, this one is a guaranteed winner.
- 7 oz coconut milk mixed with 7 oz water
- 1 inch piece fresh ginger
- 5 finely sliced garlic cloves
- 1 lb peeled, medium shrimp
- ? cup fresh lime juice
- 2 cups fresh snow peas
- 1 sliced green onion
- 1 sliced green or red chili pepper
- 1½ cups uncooked converted (parboiled) rice
- 2 red bell peppers
- 32 oz chicken broth
- Peel the piece of fresh ginger and cut it into 10 thin slices.
- Put it in a 5-quart crockpot along with the bell peppers, chicken broth, rice, green chili, garlic, and coconut milk mixed with water.
- Stir well and cover.
- Cook for 4 hours on low.
- Turn the crockpot up to high and add the shrimp, snow peas, green onion, and lime juice.
- Cover and cook for 45 minutes or until the shrimp turn pink.
This delicious crockpot shrimp soup is a real pleasure to eat. Garnish it with cilantro if you like, instead of the caper berries in the picture. Although shrimp cooks fast and will boil in a pan of water in a couple of minutes, it is worth making shrimp soup in a crockpot so the main ingredients in the soup can blend and develop. Once the soup tastes good, it is time to add the shrimp, along with any final touches, and let the shrimp slowly turn pink as they cook to perfection. This is a mouthwatering shrimp soup recipe and you are sure to love the spicy, rich flavor.
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