Creamy Shrimp and Lettuce Soup

Creamy Shrimp and Lettuce Soup

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total: 25 min
  • Serving: 5

Creamy Shrimp and Lettuce Soup is offbeat and delicious.  The lettuce gives tihs hearty soup a fresh "green leafy" flavor.


  • 1, 4 1/2 ounce can shrimp
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper


  1. Chill shrimp in can. Trim lettuce; remove the core and cut in quarters. Place in a soup kettle with onion and 2 cups water.
  2. Cover and cook rapidly 5 minutes or until lettuce is wilted. Drain, reserving cooking water. To the water add butter and chicken bouillon cubes. Set aside.
  3. Puree lettuce and onion in a blender; add the seasoned lettuce water, cream, seasonings shrimp and shrimp liquid from the can. Heat but do not boil.


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