So here it is February 12th already…. Where has the year go to so far!!! A great sunny day today but really cold…only in the 20’s….brrr.. Time for another soup recipe. I wanted to use black beans so here is shrimp and black bean soup. Another easy recipe and great with a nice hearty bread or a simple side salad. A nice way to warm up after a brisk walk around the lake or just around the block.
• olive oil cooking spray
• 2 medium onions, chopped
• 2 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges
• 4 cloves garlic, minced
• 6 cups low sodium vegetable or chicken stock
• 1/2 cup water
• 30 oz. black beans, rinsed and drained
• 1 tsp ground cumin
• 1 tsp dried oregano
• 8 oz. peeled, deveined shrimp (I use large)
• Sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
• Finely chopped cilantro (optional)
Spray stockpot with cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat until hot. Sauté onions and garlic celery until tender, about 5 minutes. Remove onions and garlic and place in food processor. Add tomatoes and 2 cups of stock and blend until smooth; return mixture to stockpot. Add remaining 4 cups of stock, water, black beans and spices to stockpot and heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for 10 minutes, adding shrimp after 5 minutes. Season to taste with sea salt and ground black pepper. Garnish with finely chopped cilantro if desired.