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Hot Avocado and Shrimp Soup

This 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.

Karen 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".

This 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 exclusively click here.


1 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

  • Place onion, celery, broth, bay leaf, parsley, salt & pepper in a large saucepan. Simmer for 15 minutes. Strain and reserve stock.
  • Place avocados in blender or food processor; purée avocados while slowly adding stock. When mixture is smooth, return to saucepan and heat gently; add shrimp.
  • Cook over low heat until heated thoroughly, do not boil. Serve with a dollop of sour cream atop each serving, and sprinkle with chopped chives.

Serves 4

Karen ( Ilyce )