Creamy Cajun Shrimp Soup
This creamy Cajun shrimp soup has the flavor of gumbo but is less time consuming to make!
Servings Prep Time
4 5minutes
Cook Time
40minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 5minutes
Cook Time
40minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, bell pepper, and Cajun seasoning. Saute until vegetables are starting to get tender, about 7 minutes. Stir in garlic, and cook a minute longer.
  2. Stir in flour until vegetables are coated. Stir in the chicken broth about 1/2 cup at a time, stirring until smooth before adding more. Once the mixture is liquidy instead of pasty, you can pour the rest in all at once and stir well. Bring to a low boil.
  3. Stir in rice, reduce heat to a simmer, and cover. Cook 20 minutes, stirring once or twice during cooking making sure to scrape any rice off the bottom of the pan.
  4. Turn heat back to medium, stir in milk, and bring back to a simmer. Add shrimp, and cook, stirring often, for about 5 minutes or until shrimp are pink and cooked through. Remove from heat and serve immediately to avoid overcooking the shrimp. Add hot sauce or cayenne pepper to the whole pot or individual servings to suit your taste.
Recipe Notes

Remember that Cajun seasoning contains salt, so use hot sauce or pepper to increase the heat without making your soup too salty.