Buttermilk-Corn Soup with Shrimp

Buttermilk-Corn Soup with Shrimp
Photo: Tina Rupp
Serves: 4 (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)


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18 medium shrimp (about 12 oz.), peeled and deveined
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
3 cups fresh corn kernels (from about 4 medium ears)
3 cups buttermilk


Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes
Chill: 2 Hours

1. Place shrimp in a medium saucepan. Pour in enough cold water to cover by 1 inch and add a pinch of salt. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook, uncovered, until shrimp are pink and curled, about 7 minutes. Drain and pat dry with paper towels. Transfer to a bowl, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve soup.

2. Warm 2 Tbsp. oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 6 to 8 minutes. Add remaining 1 Tbsp. oil, garlic, chili powder and cumin and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Raise heat to medium-high. Stir in corn and sauté until tender, about 3 minutes. Cool slightly.

3. Transfer half of corn mixture to a food processor or blender. Add 1 cup buttermilk and puree until smooth, at least 2 minutes, stopping and scraping down sides occasionally. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in remaining half of corn mixture and remaining buttermilk. Season well with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 2 hours.

4. Serve in chilled bowls, garnished with shrimp.

Created date

June 2013

Nutritional Information

Calories 320
Fat 16 g
Satfat 4 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 15 g
Carbohydrate 34 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 49 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 557 mg
Calcium 292 mg