This bright and creamy seafood soup comes together in just a few easy steps! It’s a light, yet hearty stew full of flaky fish and tender shrimp. Throw together this simple meal when you’re craving something cozy, fresh, and satisfying!
What Makes This Seafood Soup So Good
- It comes together in just a few very easy steps! Start by sautéing the veggies before adding in the spices. Then, stir together the broth before tossing in your seafood – that’s it!
- It all gets cooked up in just one pot! This simple seafood soup isn’t only quick to make, but quick to cleanup. With only one pot, you’ll have a complete and delicious meal.
- It’s incredibly warming and comforting, without being too heavy. Most creamy soups can sometimes feel heavy and weigh you down after eating. However, this soup is kept bright and light with a touch of tomato sauce and a can of coconut milk!
Key Ingredients for Seafood Soup
Coconut Milk – The coconut milk takes this soup to the next level! Though optional, I highly recommend pouring a can of full-fat coconut milk into your soup. And don’t worry, it won’t make your soup taste like coconut. Instead, it’ll give it an irresistably creamy, velvety taste and texture. If you don’t have coconut milk, you can use one cup of milk or heavy cream instead.
Firm White Fish – I used cod in my seafood soup, though any firm white fish will work! Halibut, haddock, or mahi mahi would all taste great in this recipe. To prepare the fish, start by patting it dry with a paper towel before cutting it into even-sized chunks. I recommend about 2-inch pieces, since they’ll flake apart when cooked.
- Leave the soup to simmer before tasting and adjusting any seasoning as desired. The reason for this is because the flavor needs a full 30 minutes to develop. Once that time is up, you’ll have a better idea of how your meal will taste and can then add any seasoning you’d like.
- Feel free to use any seafood you’d like in this soup! White fish and shrimp are my personal favorite, though really any seafood would work. Salmon, calamari, or even mussels would make delicious additions to this recipe!
- Serve this soup however you’d like. I enjoy mine with a sprinkling of fresh chopped parsley and a thick slice of crusty bread. Though for a low-carb meal, enjoy this satisfying soup completely on its own!
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- Large pot
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup celery diced
- 1 cup carrots diced
- 1 cup onion diced
- 6 garlic cloves minced
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- salt to taste
- pinch of cayenne pepper
- 2 quarts seafood or vegetable stock
- 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 (14-ounce) can full-fat coconut milk optional but recommended, see Notes
- 1 ½ pounds firm white fish see Notes
- 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
- Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat then add in the celery, onion, and carrots. Cook until soft, about 4-5 minutes.
- Add in the garlic and cook for 1 minute before stirring in the smoked paprika, salt, and cayenne pepper.
- Pour in the vegetable stock, diced tomatoes, and coconut milk then bring to a boil before reducing to a simmer for 30 minutes.
- Add in the fish and shrimp, cover pot with lid and cook for about 10 minutes or until fish is cooked through.
- Coconut Milk: Feel free to use regular milk or heavy cream in place of the coconut milk in this recipe.
- Firm White Fish: Cod, halibut, and haddock are all example of firm white fish that would work great in this recipe.
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Hi! I’m Sam, a travel, food and fitness enthusiast from the New York metro area. I love creating new and inventive recipes, and my favorite part is sharing them with others. My love of food goes all the way back to my early childhood, I grew up cooking alongside my mom and Nonna – the two best cooks I know! When I’m not in the kitchen, I’m either planning my next vacation, spending time outdoors (preferably on a beach), or bingeing Netflix’s latest docu-series. My passion for eating and living well led me to create the blog and Instagram account, Sam Does Her Best, where I health-ify my favorite comfort foods. I’m a big believer that good-for-you food can still be exploding with flavor and (most importantly) easy to make. I’m thrilled to be here at 40 Aprons doing what I do best – creating, photographing, and sharing delicious recipes with you all!