Southwestern Shrimp Soup

Southwestern Shrimp Soup

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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By | 2017-06-10T11:26:48+00:00 February 3rd, 2014|Recipes|3 Comments

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The proud leader of the #bgg2wlarmy, Erika Nicole Kendall writes food and fitness, body image and beauty, and more here at #bgg2wl. After losing over 150lbs, Kendall became a personal trainer certified in fitness nutrition, women's fitness, and weight loss by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is also certified in sports nutrition by Precision Nutrition. She now lives in New York with her husband and children, and is working on her 6th and 7th certifications because she likes having alphabet soup at the end of her name.


  1. Shante February 1, 2011 at 6:49 PM - Reply

    This sounds really good. I want to try this and add avocado, olives and maybe some cheese. Btw I’ve been wondering have you totally stopped eating desserts? I know I have only scratched the surface of your blog so you may have mentioned this before. I just want to know what you think of things like black bean brownies.

  2. Big Girl August 15, 2011 at 2:55 PM - Reply

    This sounds great! I have most of the ingredients on hand and will be trying this soon.

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