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Makeover Creamy Seafood Soup

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

6 servings

This delicious soup has only half the cholesterol, a fourth of the fat and half the calories of the original recipe from Mildred Fasig of Stephens City, Virginia . Best of all, our entire taste panel agreed that this makeover has an even richer and creamier texture and taste!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 pound bay scallops
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1/4 cup sherry or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, saute shrimp and scallops in 1 tablespoon butter until shrimp turn pink. Remove and set aside.
  2. In the same pan, saute the celery, red pepper and onion in remaining butter until tender. Sprinkle with flour; stir until blended. Gradually stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Return seafood to the pan; heat through.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 274 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 120mg cholesterol, 436mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 19g protein.

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