Seafood Soup

Soup is one of the easiest ways to prepare seafood—shrimp, squid, clams and mussels all simmer together in a flavorful broth, perfect for any time of year. One of our favorite seafood soups is a creamy coconut version packed with Thai flavors. Shrimp and scallops take just minutes to cook, so this soup comes together in a matter of minutes. Green curry paste, coconut milk and lots of fresh herbs transform a few key ingredients into a super flavorful, fragrant meal. Another F&W favorite is Daniel Boulud’s recipe for Brazilian-inspired moqueca, a seafood soup he makes with shrimp, mahimahi and squid. He marinates the fish in ginger and garlic, and makes shrimp stock with tomatoes, cilantro and hearts of palm. Get these recipes and more from F&W’s guide to seafood soup.

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Shrimp-and-Yuca Dumplings Soup

Lil Deb’s Oasis’ Hannah Black and Carla Perez-Gallardo developed this recipe in the style of Italian wedding soup, with meatballs and cooked greens in a savory broth. Their tropical version, made with collard greens and tender shrimp-and-yuca meatballs, is light but satisfying.

Best Seafood Soup Recipes

Soup is one of the easiest ways to prepare seafood—shrimp, squid, clams and mussels all simmer together in a flavorful broth, perfect for any time of year. One of our favorite seafood soups is a creamy coconut version packed with Thai flavors. Shrimp and scallops take just minutes to cook, so this soup comes together in a matter of minutes. Green curry paste, coconut milk and lots of fresh herbs transform a few key ingredients into a super flavorful, fragrant meal. Another F&W favorite is Daniel Boulud’s recipe for Brazilian-inspired moqueca, a seafood soup he makes with shrimp, mahimahi and squid. He marinates the fish in ginger and garlic, and makes shrimp stock with tomatoes, cilantro and hearts of palm. Here, our best seafood soups and stews.

Tuscan Tomato Bread Soup with Steamed Mussels

There are many versions of bread soup; this one, based on traditional peasant fare, is as thick as a bread pudding. The soup is delicious on its own, but we think the steamed mussels with their broth make a wonderful addition. Warming Soup Recipes

Thai Shrimp-and-Coconut Soup with Lemongrass

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Top Chef winner Harold Dieterle's feel-good Thai coconut soup is flavored with chiles, ginger and lemongrass, and garnished with plenty of shrimp. More Warming Soups

Thai Coconut Seafood Soup

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Shrimp and scallops are excellent for quick meals, since they take just minutes to cook perfectly. Slideshows:  Fast Thai Dishes 

Thai Hot-and-Sour Fish Soup

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In our hot-and-sour soup, lemon and lime zest, lime juice and fresh ginger replace the traditional lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves and galangal, which can be difficult to find. To change the heat level, adjust the number of jalapeños up or down to your taste. Plus:  More Soup Recipes and Tips 

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Mussel and Chorizo Soup

At Steve Corry's Five Fifty-Five in Portland, Maine, mussels from nearby Bangs Island are almost always on the menu. "People freak out if they're not there," says Corry, who often steams the mollusks in white wine and lemon juice scented with pickled cherry peppers and garlic. For this Mediterranean-inspired soup, however, Corry serves the mussels in a brothy liquid with plenty of chorizo. More Mussel Recipes

Miso Soup with Shrimp and Tofu

No soup is quicker to prepare than miso; just whisk miso paste into water. By adding shrimp, tofu and greens, it can double as a complete and light meal. Feel free to use leftover chicken or roast pork (or whatever else is at hand) in place of the shrimp. More Fast Soups

Curried Coconut-Seafood Soup (Seafood Rassa)

Hemant Oberoi uses seafood from India's West Coast for this bouillabaisse-like rassa. A cross between a soup and a curry, the rassa is spiked with coconut milk and laden with mussels and shrimp. Steamed basmati rice or warm naan—or both—are key for sopping up the rich, thick broth. More Indian Recipes