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Brazilian Shrimp Soup

A staff favorite, creamy coconut milk and zesty lime commingle for a soup that will transport you to the tropics.
Brazilian Shrimp Soup recipe

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  • 6Servings


  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 shallot, finely sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp each red pepper flakes, sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup full-fat BPA-free canned coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup jarred, boxed or BPA-free crushed unsalted tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice + additional lime wedges for serving
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 lb large raw peeled and deveined shrimp, thawed if frozen
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro, optional


1. In a large saucepan on medium, heat oil. Add shallots and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Add bell pepper, pepper flakes, salt and pepper and cook, stirring frequently, until bell pepper is softened, 2 to 3 minutes longer. Add garlic and cook, stirring frequently until fragrant, about 45 seconds.

2. Add broth, coconut milk, tomatoes and lime juice; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes. Add cooked rice and simmer until rice is heated through, 3 to 4 minutes more.

3. Add shrimp and simmer, stirring occasionally, until shrimp is pink and opaque, 3 to 4 minutes. Serve with lime wedges and sprinkle with cilantro (if using).

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe
  • Calories: 235
  • Carbohydrate Content: 17 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 122 mg
  • Fat Content: 11 g
  • Fiber Content: 2 g
  • Protein Content: 19 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 9 g
  • Sodium Content: 202 mg
  • Sugar Content: 2 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content: 0.5 g