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Zelda's Seafood Soup Recipe

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This recipe for Zelda's Seafood Soup, by , is from Kathryn & Robert Elder Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Teresa English
Added: Wednesday, October 17, 2007


1 qt water
1 medium onion
2 sticks celery
1 carrot
1/2 lb. shrimp (35-41 count)
2 c sherry
1/2 t cayenne pepper
salt to taste
1/2 t white pepper
2 T flour
1/2 c minced clams
1 T honey
1/2 c minced lobster or crab
1/4 c butter
6 oz tomato or V8 juice
1 qt heavy cream

Peal and clean shrimp, keeping shells and tails. Put shells into pot with water, carrot, celery, salt, sherry and juice. Simmer 2 hours.
Chop shrimp and saute in butter with other seafood. Add flour and saute a few more minutes until slightly thickened.
Strain the liquid, discarding shells and vegetables. Boil liquid.
Add the sautéed ingredients to boiling liquid. Stir until thickened. Reduce heat and add cream, honey and salt to taste.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
note-the shrimp shells are very essential to this recipe for flavoring. Any mild flavored seasoning and fish may be substituted or added with the shrimp.




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