Fish Soup Recipe

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So being a generous soul, I’ve decided to share with you my secret for making tasty shrimp soup. It disappeared in seconds when I demonstrated it on Friday at the Cheltenham Food Festival. Such was the demand for the recipe, I promised to put it up here. Anyway, to see a clip of me cooking it, click here. 

Shrimp Soup

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Shrimp Soup (here I’m using small prawns), is similar to a bisque in style, but is made in a quarter of the time, using a quarter of the ingredients. How? By stirring a small jar of Shiphams crab paste into a tasty stock made up of wine, cream, water and good old Knorr liquid fish stock.

It’s a cinch to make, costs just under £4 yet is sophisticated enough to have as a first course for a supper party or just about any other time.
Oh and you’ll find all the ingredients in your local supermarket.

Serving Size: 2 large or 4 starter size bowls
Effort Level: Dead easy
Preparation & Cooking Time: 20 minutes 

300g cooked small prawns
50ml double cream
100ml white wine
2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion
4 cloves garlic
1 tbsp flat leaf parsley
1 tbsp Knorr concentrated liquid fish stock
75g jar Shiphams crab paste
Pinch cayenne pepper 


Medium large saucepan

Chopping board and sharp knife

Tablespoon and teaspoon

Measuring jug

Small whisk


Here’s What You Do:
Place the bowls in a low oven to warm.


Finely chop the onion and tip into a cold pan with 2 tbsp olive oil. Place over a medium heat and cook gently for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.


Meanwhile, finely chop 4 garlic cloves then add to the onion and continue cooking for a further 1 minute.


Increase to a high heat, add 100ml white wine and boil rapidly for 4 minutes or until the wine has reduced down by half the amount. 

Now add the crab paste and whisk into the onions and garlic.


Boil 300ml water and add to the pan with 1 tbsp Knorr liquid fish stock and continue boiling for 2 minutes.


Whilst you wait finely chop the parsley and put aside

Now stir 50ml double cream into the pan

Tip in 300g prawns and cook for 2 minutes or until just heated through.


Sprinkle on the chopped parsley and adjust the seasoning if necessary.




Coming Up Next Week… Easy Peasy Paella

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9 Responses to “Fish Soup Recipe”

  1. Jennie says:

    Uma – absolutely delicious and very generous portions!

    I had one – John had two, he wants it again this week. I’m not complaining, its so easy!


  2. Uma says:

    Thanks Amber! Great to hear you enjoyed the show and you successfully cooked the recipes I demo’d. Easy aren’t they! Remember to tell all your friends.

  3. Amber Wyles says:

    Hi Uma, I wanted to write you a quick message after seeing your cooking demo at the Cheltenham Food Festival. I am not a very confident cook, but after watching your easy step be step methods, I thought I could do it… I did! It went really well for me, a pleasure to cook and if I do say so myself it tasted gorgeous!
    The fish soup and Paella you cooked last wekend is just my kind of food, I never thought i’d say it but Im looking forward to trying out more of your recipes!!

  4. I’m sure you could do you’re own chat show very well – I’d tune in. 🙂 already subscribed – i really think I subscribe to too many things, takes me forever to read them all.

  5. admin says:

    Thaks Maria. It’s always nice to get feedback. I hope you try out the recipes too
    I try to put up a post a week.

  6. AnnaHopn says:

    Thanks for article. Everytime like to read you.

  7. Maria says:

    Pretty good post. I just stumbled upon your site and wanted to say
    that I have really liked browsing your posts. Anyway
    I’ll be subscribing to your blog and I hope you write again soon!

  8. hi,

    Just wanted to say thanks for the comment and linking to my blog. It’s really appreciated. I love writing, but I’m actually a law student, but I do indulge in journalistic opportunities.

    At the demo I believe I was the second row in the centre – almost didn’t get any soup but some kind person donated a cup. I would not have known that was your first demo – you can usually tell when it’s a chef’s first time because they have careful focus on food and less of the chit chat – you were very entertaining. 🙂

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