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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Sinigang Na Hipon
Sinigang is a soup from the Philippines with a tangy broth, often made using sour fruit like tamarind or unripe guava. For her sinigang na hipon (prawn sinigang) chef Melissa Miranda uses fresh grapefruit and lemon juice for the sour notes in the full-bodied fish broth that bathes succulent, grilled head-on Argentinean prawns and earthy charred shishitos. "Citrus is perfect accent to the prawns, and also adds a brightness that might not come from the tamarind," Miranda says. The recipe is from her restaurant Musang in Seattle, and is inspired by the sinigang her father used to make for her family. "Growing up, I always loved all the different ways that sinigang could be prepared. Usually it would be pork sinigang in the fall and winter time, and sinigang with fish and seafood in the spring and summertime. It always would make me laugh that we'd eat soup during the summer but the balance of acidity in sinigang just made it right." For the perfect grilled head-on prawns or shrimp, place the head on the part of the grill that has the least heat — "the head cooks faster and you can also maintain the beauty of it without it burning," Miranda advises.  
Timorese Fish-and-Tamarind Soup
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This is a vivifying soup, good in warm or cold weather. The chile and ginger gently warm your mouth, while acidic tomatoes and tart tamarind come together in the delicate and fragrant broth, which, while light, is full of flavor and satisfying. The fish gently poaches in the broth during the last minutes of cooking, which infuses both the soup base and the fish itself with aroma and flavor, leaving the fish tender, flaky, and moist.
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.
Thai Shrimp-and-Coconut Soup with Lemongrass
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Top Chef winner Harold Dieterle's recipe for 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.
Thai Hot-and-Sour Fish Soup
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In our version of hot-and-sour soup, lemon and lime zest, lime juice, and fresh ginger replace the traditional lemongrass, makrut lime leaves, and galangal. 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
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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
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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
Cod-and-Clam Avgolemono Stew

A lemony sauce coats rice, clams, and cod in this delicious version of a traditional Greek favorite. If the rice soaks up all of the sauce, add a little more chicken stock. Slideshow: Greek Recipes