I love it when I play around in the kitchen and a good recipe actually comes out of my experimentation!
I was craving some kind of a soup this evening and when I opened the pantry and saw clam juice staring back at me, I figured I would try my hand at a homemade vegetable soup with a bit of a seafood flare.
In the end, I had a hot bowl of shrimp and vegetable soup that both Ryan and I gobbled up!
Shrimp and Vegetable Soup
Serves: Two very hungry people
- Prep time: 15 minutes
- Cook time: 40 minutes
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 large carrots, chopped
- 3 celery stalks, chopped
- 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 (8 ounce) bottle clam juice
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Old Bay
- 1 1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
- 1 dozen shrimp, peeled
- 3/4 cup corn
- Heat canola oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, celery and garlic. Stir regularly and cook until onion is clear and carrots are slightly tender, approximately 8 – 10 minutes.
- Add diced tomatoes, clam juice, thyme, Old Bay and red pepper flakes and let simmer on medium-low heat for approximately 20 minutes.
- Add shrimp and corn and cook until shrimp are pink or until shrimp are warm if using frozen shrimp.
There is something so satisfying about dipping into a bowl of soup and coming up with a spoonful of healthy veggies!
When Ryan asked me what I used to season the broth of the soup, I said, “Old Spice.”
Err, I mean Old Bay.
At least they both smell fantastic in their own special way.
After dinner, we took Sadie on a nice walk around the neighborhood.
Ryan ordered a pair of Injini running toe socks after reading your rave reviews (thank you!) and they arrived today, so he slipped them on for a “test walk” this evening.
When he first looked at the toes in the socks, he said, “How are my alien feet supposed to fit into those little toe holes?”
After a little wiggling, they slid right in. (<—TWSS… I’m horrible, I know.)
Since the weather dipped into the 60s tonight, I put on my new Five Bamboo hoodie that the company gave to me a couple of months ago.
I has been too hot in Florida to wear until now, so I was pumped to finally have a chance to wear it.
The hoodie is nice and long and so, so soft. Plus it has little thumb holes that I think are so neat. Apparently Sadie thought it was awfully comfy too and wanted in for a pre-walk hug. That dog loves soft fabrics!
On our walk we saw an interesting sight.
I tweeted about this before, but there is a man who walks his dog by driving a golf cart around the neighborhood. It totally cracks me up and I’m so glad I was able to snap a picture.
Ryan said we should get a golf cart to walk Sadie, but put it in neutral and make her pull us. Maybe then she’d actually get tired for once!
Off to do some stuff around the house before Modern Family starts!