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Delicious Crab and Shrimp Seafood Soup


Delicious Crab and Shrimp Seafood Soup

Seafood soup is a delightful and versatile dish that captures the rich flavors of the ocean in a comforting, hearty bowl. Perfect for any season, this soup combines a variety of fresh seafood with aromatic vegetables and fragrant herbs to create a savory, satisfying meal. Whether you’re looking to impress guests at a dinner party or simply craving a warm, nourishing meal, this seafood soup recipe is an excellent choice. It’s easy to make, yet tastes like it came from a high-end restaurant, making it a perfect go-to for both novice and experienced cooks alike.


  • 1 lb (450g) mixed seafood (shrimp, scallops, mussels, clams, fish fillets)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups (1 liter) seafood or chicken broth
  • 1 cup white wine (optional)
  • 1 medium carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 1 small potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
  • Lemon wedges (for serving)


  1. Prepare the Seafood:
    • If using fresh seafood, clean and prepare as necessary (devein shrimp, scrub mussels/clams, etc.).
    • Cut fish fillets into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Cook the Vegetables:
    • In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
    • Add the chopped onion, carrot, and celery. Cook until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.
    • Add the minced garlic and cook for another minute until fragrant.
  3. Add Liquids and Seasonings:
    • Pour in the white wine (if using) and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes to reduce slightly.
    • Add the diced tomatoes (with their juice), broth, bay leaf, thyme, and oregano. Stir to combine.
    • Add the diced potato and bring the soup to a boil.
  4. Simmer the Soup:
    • Reduce the heat to low and let the soup simmer for about 15-20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
  5. Add the Seafood:
    • Add the mixed seafood to the pot. Cook for about 5-7 minutes, or until the seafood is cooked through and opaque.
    • Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve:
    • Remove the bay leaf from the soup.
    • Ladle the soup into bowls, garnish with fresh parsley, and serve with lemon wedges on the side.

Enjoy your homemade seafood soup!

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