Creamy Shellfish Soup (Cremet skaldyrssuppe)




This recipe was found on Hendes Verden 

Serves 4

500 g shrimp with shells
2 shallots
1 stalk celery
2 cloves garlic
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp fennel seeds
100 g cherry tomatoes
1 handful parsley
2 sprigs thyme
1 1/2 dl white wine
8 dl bouillon
2 dl heavy cream
2 tbsp corn starch
1 1/2 dl garlic cream cheese
1/2 bulb fennel
20 g butter
1 handful dill
Salt and pepper

Peel the shrimp and save both the shrimp and the shells. Mince the onion and dice the celery into a small dice. Chop the garlic and heat the oil up in a large pot. Add the onion and celery; fry a couple minutes. Add garlic, and fry 1 minute more. Add the shrimp shells and fennel and fry up.
Cut the tomatoes in small dice, add to the pot along with parsley, thyme, white wine, and bouillon; let boil 8 minutes, and strain. Toss the shells and keep the liquid.

Whisk cream and corn starch together, and pour into the soup along with the cream cheese. Bring to a boil under constant stirring.
Thinly slice the fennel and toast in butter in a pan. Pluck the dill apart and sprinkle atop the fennel. Season with salt and pepper. Place the shrimp in the soup, heat through right before serving. Eat the soup with the fennel and toasted bread.


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