Spicy Shrimp Soup

There's a magic that happens when you have good ingredients and plenty of time to create something rich in flavor and love. One of my old roommates used to make a soup of shrimp, peppers and potatoes. She always used fake butter to cook everything with before putting it all in a pot.

Not my style. The goal for me is always to layer the flavor, to build something from the bottom up that leaves you happy to the last bite. My version of the recipe is fairly simply yet with patience will leave you richly rewarded. Besides, fake butter is bad.

for two people as dinner. For four people, add in a salad.

1/2 a yellow onion, chopped
1/2 a red pepper, chopped
garlic, chopped (you can use as much or as little as you like)
1 large potato, chopped
1/2 large can of diced tomato
8 Oz shrimp
1 lime, sliced in quarters
salt, pepper, sriracha

Prep your mise-en-place. Once you start, you won't want to stop to chop something!

Saute the onion with a little coconut oil. Once the onion is soft and translucent, add the pepper, let soften a bit. Add in your garlic, let cook until garlic gives off scent. Put in your potato, cover with half can of tomatoes and water to fill the pot.

Simmer to cook the potatoes. Season with salt, pepper and sriracha to taste. If you use more than a few drops it can really spicy, so taste it before adding more! Drop in the shrimp just before serving so it doesn't over cook. Serve with good corn chips and a lime wedge or two for added flavor.

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