Recipe for Greek Style Shrimp Soup

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Greek Style Shrimp Soup (Soupa me Garides) Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. shrimp
  • 1 leek
  • 1 -2 carrots
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • Butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • a touch of sweet Mavrodaphne or Madera Red Wine
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Croutons
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 small can mussels

Directions to Prepare Greek Shrimp Soup:

Put 2 tablespoons of vinegar, 1 tablespoon of tomato paste and the salt in a pot of water. Bring to a boil and add the shrimp. Let boil for 8 minutes if they are small, 12 minutes is large.

Remove from the fire and let cool in their own water. Strain the broth through a sieve and into another pot.

Clean the shrimp and remove their tails. Put a pot containing 4 tablespoons of butter on the fire.

Slice 1 leek, 1 to 2 carrots and a little celery, wash, then add to the pot, stirring with a wooden spoon, until well browned.  Add the flour.  Still stirring, add the shrimp broth and let boil about 15 minutes.

Bring the mixture to a boil again and add thickened flour, beaten egg yolk. Add 1/4 cup of the wine and a little pepper.

Cut the tails in small pieces and add them to the soup along with the mussels. Garnish each bowl with croutons, if desired.

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