Shrimp Shrunk

December 15, 2011

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Shrimp Soup’s on!

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Matt is feeling like he’s getting sick, so I planned a spicy, brothy soup for dinner tonight. It features the Key West wild caught frozen shrimp I picked up from Whole Foods along with tons of veggies and spice.

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Recipe: Spicy Shrimpy Soup

My only complaint about these shrimp was that they were teeny! They shrunk so much in the soup. But I guess that worked out well so they’d be bite size on the spoon.

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Rosemary Garlic, oh I love you so much. Especially when the butter has melted in to provide juicy bite after juicy bite!

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Afternoon snack – oikos + cville cluster. This was one of those tedious “It’s so late I’m going to spoil my dinner but I’m so hungry” snacks. I could have eaten 10x this much, but I’m glad I just had something to tide me over or I would have never been able to fit all that soup!

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Overnight oats are a’soakin’!

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1 Angel7 December 15, 2011 at 8:22 pm

My pumpkin overnight oats are soaking for the second time this week — just made them :) Love them!!!

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2 Allie@LiveLaughEat December 15, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Oy I hate when seafood shrinks! Scallops are the worst offenders.

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3 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn December 15, 2011 at 8:23 pm

With sprinkles, of course!

Key West has the best seafood I’ve ever tasted. With the possible exception of NYC.

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4 Kel@The Kel Show December 15, 2011 at 8:28 pm

Hope Matt feels better!

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5 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) December 15, 2011 at 8:36 pm

I hope Matt feels better! That soup should do the trick!

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6 Rachel F December 15, 2011 at 8:39 pm

I’ve got some overnight oats soaking too. Sticky toffee pudding overnight oats, to be exact: chopped dates and pecans, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and chias.

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7 katie @KatieDid December 15, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Broth heals everything, so nutritious for you especially if it’s homemade. Looks like a great soup!

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8 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 15, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Feel better, Matt!

You may know this already but garlic is antimicrobial, antiviral, antibacterial…so the rosemary garlic bread has health benefits.

As does the ginger in the soup. Also similar benefits.

Just excuses to eat more of each. They look great! :)

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9 Alex December 15, 2011 at 8:43 pm

That looks YUMMY kath! * cough* I’m getting sick I think I need some! Just kidding hopefully.

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10 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats December 15, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Okay, seriously. You need to come be my person chef. I can pay you in law school knowledge.

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11 Sandie December 15, 2011 at 8:50 pm

Love the buttered bread. I’m love having thick, hearty slices with each meal. Excellent addition to bedtime snacking too.

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12 Ashley @ Coffee, Cake and Cardio December 15, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Dinner looks great Kath!

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13 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife December 15, 2011 at 9:01 pm

I LOVE shrimp!!! This looks tasty :)

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14 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious December 15, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Dinner looks so good. Now I must go get my oats soaking…thanks for the reminder.

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15 Jen December 15, 2011 at 9:16 pm

You NEED to buy some oil of oregano for this cold & flu season! I was home with a bad cold Tues and Weds but I’m 98% better today, and I largely attribute that to my oil of O. Usually a cold leaves me with a runny nose and cough for at least a week after the worst part has passed, but I have zero congestion today and my cough is totally gone. I’m telling you, this stuff is a miracle cure! (and like all things that work…it tastes like crap, but it only lasts for a few minutes – well worth it for the results it provides!) *no, I am not a paid advertiser for oil of oregano, lol….I’m just amazed to have finally found a natural remedy that works!* I hope Matt feels better soon! You guys are too busy to be sick!

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16 Jillian December 15, 2011 at 10:04 pm

Dude, seriously :P Kath, if you’d like me to send you some stuff, e-mail me and let me know- I work for several herbal companies, and we make some of the best immune support products available. Also, we have oregano oil in capsules, so you don’t even have to taste it! I personally take a different herbal combination that I swear by- I have only been sick 2 times in the *decade* that I’ve been taking it, and one of the times I just didn’t take it quickly enough. I can send you a few things to try out- it all comes in capsules, too, if you don’t want to taste strong herbal extracts. Let me know ;)

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17 KathEats December 16, 2011 at 8:56 am

Thanks Jillian, but I think I’ll pass. Do you think any of my local stores sell it?

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18 Jillian December 15, 2011 at 10:04 pm

Which reminds me Jen, you might want to try to capsules ! :)

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19 Jen December 16, 2011 at 7:26 am

Thanks for the suggestion Jillian! I didn’t know it came in capsule form. I think I’ll be stuck with this bottle for a little while…it’s not very big but since I only take a couple of drops 2X a day when I need it, I think it’ll last a long time (assuming I don’t keep catching every cold that comes around this year, lol). I will absolutely keep the capsules in mind for when I need to restock!

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20 kathleen @ the daily crumb December 15, 2011 at 9:19 pm

i enjoyed soup as a sore throat remedy tonight… nothing better! but i’m with you, the tiny shrimp just don’t cut it.

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21 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! December 15, 2011 at 9:20 pm

I loooove shrimp soup! Such a delicious, flavorful meal! And rosemary and garlic are two of my favorite flavors!

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22 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh December 15, 2011 at 9:34 pm

I can’t wait to try that soup. I want to start making a lot more of those over the winter!

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23 Jessica @ The Process of Healing December 15, 2011 at 9:40 pm

I have a serious craving for overnight oats… I think I might get some a soakin as well!

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24 Susan H. @ the food allergy chronicles December 15, 2011 at 9:44 pm

I have loved shrimp since my first shrimp cocktail!

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25 Dom December 15, 2011 at 10:00 pm

looks delicious! You are loving those sprinkles. I am going to try that on my kiddies yogurt. Such a cute idea.

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26 Khushboo December 15, 2011 at 10:11 pm

That soup looks good…shrimp for the win!

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27 Mom December 15, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Hope he’s better!

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28 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles December 15, 2011 at 10:50 pm

Shrimp in soup is the best!! Haven’t had shrimp in wayyyy too long!

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29 Roxanne December 15, 2011 at 10:57 pm

I like the stripes on your toast! Hope Matt doesn’t get sick, it’s not a good time for that!

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30 Emily December 15, 2011 at 11:17 pm

i tried overnight oats for the first time this morning (let em soak last night) and they were SO good. im totally a convert. having them again tomorrow! i cant wait.

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31 Heather December 15, 2011 at 11:37 pm

Ha! I read your title as “Shrimp Skunk”…”Shrimp Shrunk” is much more appetizing. Oy! Time for bed.

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32 Leila @ Spinach and Skittles December 16, 2011 at 12:31 am

Your night photos are looking so great lately – is this due to lightroom, great lighting in your dining room or just your all around awesome photography skills? :)

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33 KathEats December 16, 2011 at 8:57 am

Thanks Leila, I think it’s a combo of getting better in general and the umbrella lights I break out in the winter

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34 lindsay December 16, 2011 at 12:39 am

spicey yum! I cant wait to try this soup, it looks warm, delish and different from the super hearty heavy ones ive been making lately~ this would be a great way to mix it up!! Ive still never done overnight oats…better get on that!

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35 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count December 16, 2011 at 6:49 am

I was the same way yesterday. I was hungry but it was almost time for dinner. I had just gotten Gala apples at the produce market. Wedged one up with a hefty teaspoon of sunflower butter and a perfect snack was born!

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36 Amanda December 16, 2011 at 7:26 am

I love brothy soups with just a little kick of spice. They’re my ideal comfort food.

Hope Matt feels better!

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37 Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous December 16, 2011 at 7:27 am

It’s great to see wild caught shrimp being sold. Farm raised fish are fed so many harmful substances that we then eat!

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38 Clare @ SweetnSimple December 16, 2011 at 7:49 am

This looks gorgeous :) Soup is so soothing when you’re not well.. hope Matt feels better!

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39 Molly @ RDexposed December 16, 2011 at 7:55 am

One of my pet peeves is when people put huge pieces of food (i.e. shrimp) in each pasta or soup and you have to cut each time you take a bite otherwise you wipe out half the shrimp population in 2 bites!
Rant done.

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40 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 16, 2011 at 8:05 am

I’ve never tried shrimp in soup before! For some reason it has just never seemed like a soupy food to me. Your dinner makes me want to try it though!

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41 Chad @ thebreakupnote December 16, 2011 at 8:05 am

Kath I have to say… that long spoon is marvelous.

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42 KathEats December 16, 2011 at 8:58 am

Thanks! I’m obsessed with silver iced tea spoons!

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43 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope December 16, 2011 at 8:43 am

That soup looks yummy! I’ve never had shrimp in soup before but I’d be willing to try it :)

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44 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning December 16, 2011 at 8:51 am

I have a pretty strong opinion on shrimp that shrink when you cook them. I’m glad you pointed this out, because I’m going to WF this weekend and might have been tempted to buy these!
I’ve been on an overnight oats kick lately, which is weird since it’s gotten colder out. I think it’s just easier in the morning to grab ‘em to take to work, rather than taking the time to re-heat them when I get there. Those extra few minutes make a big difference!

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45 Christine December 16, 2011 at 9:17 am

Looks so good and so easy to make. Appreciate the recipe, thanks.

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46 Cait's Plate December 16, 2011 at 9:29 am

I planned to have overnight oats this morning and completely forgot to put it together this morning! I was so sad! I will be drooling over your post I’m sure! ;)

And that bread looks like absolute perfection.

Hope Matt wakes up feeling 100%!

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47 Jenny December 16, 2011 at 9:48 am

Those look like cocktail shrimp (a.k.a. shrimpmeat)! Not meant for eating, but shrimp cocktails… hence the extra tininess. :O

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48 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings December 16, 2011 at 10:18 am

Tell Matt, ditto…looks like a good soup for me sometime soon. Thanks :)

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