Monday, 4 February 2013

Prawn and Potato Soup for the Whole Family

It is soup season.  Although the snow has gone, it's still brrr.  That said, I don't want all of my soups to be stodgy and heavy, this is a sunshine of a soup.  Also my poor little man needed some cheering up and he loves prawns.

Prawn and Potato Soup - Serves 2 adults or 1 adult and 1 prawn obsessed little boy


2 Cloves of garlic
1 tsp olive oil
1 Carrot
90g Chorizo, diced
200g New or waxy potatoes, diced
500g Passata
300ml Boiling water
1/2 tsp Smoked paprika
1 Bay leaf
A sprig of rosemary
10-12 or so raw king prawns (I do spoil my boy)


Warm the oil in a pan and saute the carrot and garlic for a minute or so.  Add the chorizo and fry until the red oil starts to run.  Add in the paprika, stir for a few minutes.  Add in the rest of the ingredients apart from the prawns.

Bring to the boil and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the potatoes and carrots are just done.  Add in the prawns and simmer for another 3 minutes or so or until the prawns are done.

Once the soup is done, fish out the bay leaf and serve with crusty bread or garlic bread.  My son loved this and enthusiastically ate his whole portion.

Although this does have raw prawns in which aren't cheap, look out for them in the freezer section as they're quite often on offer.  Just defrost before cooking.

I've linked this up here.


  1. Mmm...i can not wait to try this!

  2. Oh this looks awesome, a nice bit of spice from the Chorizo to go with the prawns.

    1. Thank you, they are natural partners I think.

  3. Hi there, just letting you know that your link to Food on Friday: Marinades & Rubs was featured in my Need Some Inspiration? Series today. Have a nice week.

  4. This recipe sounds so good! I love prawns.

    1. Thank you. I love prawns too and my 2 year old is kind of mad about them.

  5. That looks so tasty!! We still have plenty of snow here, so this is definitely going on the menu. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday.

    1. What is it that there is some kind of gene inside us that says "MUST HAVE SOUP" when it's snowy?

    2. haha, I don't know, but it does warm you to the core! I'm featuring this on today's Foodie Friday. Thanks again for sharing.


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