Slow Cooker Cajun Shrimp Soup Recipe2022-10-26
- Cuisine: Creole
- Course: Main Dish
- Skill Level: Advanced
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- Yield: 4
- Servings: 4
- Prep Time: 10m
- Cook Time: 8:00 h
- Ready In: 8:10 h
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Slow cooker Cajun shrimp soup recipe. Enjoy the flavor of a Cajun shrimp soup cooked in a slow cooker. Get creative and make it your own with easy-to-follow directions. Try this tasty dish today and make every meal special!
What is Cajun Shrimp Soup?
Cajun Shrimp Soup is a classic slow cooker meal that will tantalize your taste buds with its unique blend of flavors. It’s a savory combination of shrimp and sausage, cooked in a rich broth with the perfect balance of herbs and spices. This delicious soup is sure to become a family favorite, especially when served with crusty bread.
Whether you’re looking for an easy weeknight meal or something special for company, this crockpot shrimp recipe is sure to hit the spot!
The Authentic Story Behind Cajun Cooking and The Benefits Of A Slow Cooker
Cajun cooking is an authentic, flavorful cuisine that originated in the bayous of Louisiana. It is a unique combination of French, Spanish, and African influences that have come together to create a rich and flavorful dish that has been enjoyed for generations.
The slow cooker has become an indispensable tool for many Cajun cooks, as it allows them to simmer their dishes slowly over low heat for hours on end. This method of cooking brings out the flavor of the ingredients and creates a complex flavor profile that can’t be replicated with any other method.
Slow Cooker Cajun Shrimp Soup Recipe
- 1/2 pound (240 g) andouille sausage, sliced
- 2 cans (14½ oz (435 ml)) each diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and finely chopped
- 1 rib celery, sliced
- 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 cans (14 oz (420 ml)) each chicken broth
- 3/4 pound (360 g) shrimp, shelled and deveined
- 3/4 cup (180 g) instant rice
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
In a 4-quart (4 L) slow cooker, combine sliced sausages, undrained tomatoes, onion, celery, Cajun seasoning, garlic, hot pepper sauce, and bay leaf. Mix well, then pour the chicken broth over.
Cover the pot and cook on low-heat setting for 6-8 hours. Meanwhile, cook the rice according the packing instruction. Drain and set aside.
Increase heat to high. Stir shrimp into the slow cooker. Cover slow cooker and cook for a further 5-10 minutes or until shrimp turns pink.
Turn off the cooker and open the lid. Discard bay leaf. Mix soup well before serving. Transfer to a large serving bowl. Place cooked rice in the center of the bowl. Serve hot.