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Caribbean Shrimp Broff (Soup)

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Learn how to make Shrimp Broff (Shrimp Broth) a classic Caribbean soup which is light, packed with herbal flavors and a great cure for hangovers.

1HR

Total Cooking Time

20

Ingredients
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Ingredients
US / METRIC
Servings:
6
Serves 6
1.5 lb
Shrimp , peeled, deveined, washed
keep the shells and heads
1 Tbsp
2
Scallions , sliced, divided
4 stalks
Celery , diced, divided
10 sprigs
Fresh Thyme , divided
3 Tbsp
Chopped Fresh Parsley , divided
1 tsp
6 cups
Water
1 tsp
Salt , divided
1 Tbsp
Vegetable Oil
1
Large Onion , diced
4 cloves
Garlic , crushed
4
Pimiento Peppers , sliced
2 cups
1
Carrot , diced
2 cups
2
Unripe Green Bananas , sliced
1
Scotch Bonnet Pepper
1/2 tsp
Green Caribbean Seasoning
to taste
Noodles
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Directions

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Step 1
In a saucepot over medium heat, add Butter (1 Tbsp) , Scallion (1) , Celery (2 stalks) , Fresh Thyme (5 sprigs) , Fresh Parsley (1 1/2 Tbsp) , and Ground Black Pepper (1/4 tsp) . Mix and sweat down all the vegetables, about 4 minutes.
Step 2
Add in the head and shells Shrimp (1.5 lb) and give a good stir. Cook for 4-5 minutes.
Step 3
Crank the heat up to high and add Water (6 cups) . Season with Salt (1/4 tsp) and let it simmer on low heat for 25 minutes.
Step 4
Set the broth aside. In a large pan over medium heat, add Vegetable Oil (1 Tbsp) , Onion (1) , Garlic (4 cloves) , Pimiento Peppers (4) , Celery (2 stalks) , Fresh Thyme (5 sprigs) , and Ground Black Pepper (1/4 tsp) . Let it sweat down for a few minutes on low heat.
Step 5
Add Scallion (1) and Fresh Parsley (1 1/2 Tbsp) . Stir well for 4-5 minutes.
Step 6
Add the Pumpkins (2 cups) , Carrot (1) , Sweet Potatoes (2 cups) , and Green Bananas (2) .
Step 7
Strain in the shrimp broth. Add to the pot and season with Salt (1/4 tsp) . Stir well and reduce the heat to a rolling boil.
Step 8
Remove any impurities that come up on the top. Add in the whole Scotch Bonnet Pepper (1) . Let it cook until everything breaks down.
Step 9
Season the shrimp meat with Salt (1/4 tsp) , Ground Black Pepper (1/4 tsp) , and Green Caribbean Seasoning (1/2 tsp) . Mix well and let it marinate for 10 minutes before adding it to the pot.
Step 10
Remove the scotch bonnet pepper. Add Noodles (to taste) . Taste for salt and any additional seasoning. Add the shrimp and give it a quick stir then turn off the heat. The residual heat will cook the shrimp.
Step 11
Serve warm in large bowls.

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