Black Bean Soup with Tequila Shrimp

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Black Bean Soup with Tequila ShrimpRecipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Linda Hirst
Makes 4 servings


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2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon olive oil, divided
1 teaspoon ground chipotle chile, divided
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/2 pound extra-large shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails on
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 small red bell pepper, seeded and finely diced
3 large garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups lower-sodium chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons white tequila
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
Tortilla chips
Garnishes: cilantro, chopped radish


1. Combine 2 teaspoons oil, 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a shallow dish. Add shrimp, tossing to coat.

2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a 4-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper; sauté 3 minutes or until soft. Add garlic, cumin, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle; sauté 1 minute. Stir in beans, broth, black pepper, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 3 minutes.

3. Transfer 1 cup soup to a blender; puree until smooth. Stir smooth mixture into soup; keep warm.

4. Heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp; cook 1 minute. Turn and cook 1 more minute. Remove from heat; add tequila, tossing shrimp to coat.

5. Stir juices from shrimp, lime juice, and cilantro into soup. Ladle soup into bowls, and top with shrimp. Serve with chips; garnish, if desired.

Created date

September 2014