Hamburg Shrimp Soup

Lately I’ve been missing the food of my people! I left Germany many moons ago, and I miss my friends and family dearly. But one thing I miss just as much is the food. Some things I can’t get here in the US, not even in New York City, where you can basically get anything. What’s a girl to do? Make it yourself! So I dusted off an old cookbook that a German friend gave me a few years ago, and I went to work. The outcome is this delicious soup.

What you’ll need:

  • 3 celery stalks, shredded
  • 3 carrots, shredded
  • 3 green onions, shredded
  • 3 sprigs of parsley
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 1/2 cups fish or seafood stock
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 pinch of saffron threads
  • 1 buch of dill
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 pinch of sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 pound cooked, peeled and deveined small shrimp

In a stock pot over medium heat, melt the butter, then add celery, carrots, green onions and parsley. Sauté for about 10 minutes. Add stock and bring to a boil. Add white wine and salt. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Using an immersion blender, puree the soup.

While the soup is simmering, ladle a bit of the cooking liquid into a small bowl and add a pinch of saffron threads to let it dissolve, Finely chop the dill. Add saffron mix, half of the dill, sugar, tomato paste and heavy cream to the soup. Simmer for an additional 5 minutes. Add the shrimp to the soup and let them warm without boiling them. Add more salt to taste.

Bon Appétit!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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