Originally posted 2011-01-27 10:34:35.
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 3/4 teaspoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
4 tomatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks, or one 14.5-ounce jar diced tomatoes, undrained
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 jalapeños, seeded and thinly sliced, or hot sauce to taste
1 15.5-ounce can hominy, drained
1 pound fresh or frozen medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves (optional)
1 lime, quartered
In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, cumin, and ¼ teaspoon of the salt. Cover and refrigerate.
Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
Add the tomatoes and their juices, the pepper, and the remaining salt and bring to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes.
Add the jalapeños or hot sauce and hominy and simmer for 5 minutes.
Add the shrimp and simmer until pink and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes.
Ladle the soup into bowls, top with a spoonful of the cumin cream, and sprinkle with the cilantro (if desired). Serve the lime on the side.
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