Avocado and Shrimp Soup
recipe comes from Karen
( Ilyce is her alias ) who is in a recipe club
with between twenty and thirty members, the oldest
of whom is eighty-six and the youngest is thirteen,
who collect recipes and love to cook.
told me that she is "thirty-four years old,
single and loves to cook, among other things.
I've been cooking and collecting recipes since
I was in my teens and have a very big collection.
I collect from magazines, friends, newspapers,
brochures, advertising material, and product recipes,
the net, recipe groups and a list of other places.
If I've taken the recipes from the web or from
a magazines, there should be a source but sometimes,
over the years, it wasn't collected".
recipe has come from the simplyseafood group at
Yahoo - click
here to visit - or to visit / join Karen's
own group where she posts some of her other recipes
small onion, diced
2 stalks celery, chopped fine
4 cups chicken broth
1 bay leaf
4 sprigs parsley
1 cup sour cream
1/8 cup chopped chives
salt and pepper to taste
2 medium avocados, peeled, seeded, roughly chopped
1/2 cup cooked small shrimp, shelled, deveined
onion, celery, broth, bay leaf, parsley, salt
& pepper in a large saucepan. Simmer for 15
minutes. Strain and reserve stock.
avocados in blender or food processor; purée
avocados while slowly adding stock. When mixture
is smooth, return to saucepan and heat gently;
over low heat until heated thoroughly, do not
boil. Serve with a dollop of sour cream atop
each serving, and sprinkle with chopped chives.