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Creamed Zucchini Soup With Shrimp

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Ingredients
  Water 4 1⁄2 Cup (72 tbs), divided
  Shrimp 1⁄2 Pound
  Vegetable cooking spray 1
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Zucchini 6 Small
  Chicken-flavored bouillon granules 1 Tablespoon
  Basil 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Skim milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), grated
Directions

MAKING

1) Take a saucepan and boil 1 1/2 cups of water in it. Add the shrimp to the boiling water.
2) Cook the shrimp for 3-4 minutes on low heat.
3) Drain the shrimp and wash with cold running water.
4) Peel and devein the shrimp. Chop the shrimp with a sharp knife and keep aside.
5) Take a Dutch oven and spray it with cooking spray. Heat the oven over medium heat.
6) Sauté the onion and garlic to make them soft.
7) Add zucchini, bouillon granules, basil, pepper and 3 cups of water. Boil them properly.
8) Simmer for 10 minutes to make the zucchini soft.
9) Once the zucchini is cooked, transfer it to the container of the electric blender and proceeds till it becomes smooth.
10) Put this mixture in the Dutch oven and add cheese and milk.
11) Cook on low heat till the cheese is completely melted.
12) Put the shrimp and cook for another few minutes.

SERVING

13) To serve, divide the soup among bowls or cups. Garnish with a shrimp on each serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Mediterranean
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Zucchini
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes

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