Simply delicious and easy to make. You may also use canned shrimp, drained, if fresh shrimp is not available.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cut avocados in half. Discard pits. Spoon meat into a small bowl.

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  • Chop cooked shrimp.

  • In a medium saucepan, combine avocado, chicken broth, whole milk, lemon juice, and chopped onion. Heat slowly to boiling, stirring frequently. Add chopped shrimp, along with salt and pepper. Heat through, but do not boil. Remove from heat. Adjust seasonings to taste. May be served hot or cold.

Nutrition Facts

124 calories; 8.5 g total fat; 42 mg cholesterol; 98 mg sodium. 6.3 g carbohydrates; 7.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2007
This combination of shrimp and avocado was great! I used uncooked shrimp instead and incorporated some S. TX necessities. I cooked whole shrimp in the chicken broth along with diced onion garlic celery red pepper and 1 habanero pepper (seeded). I removed the shrimp when cooked and set aside and diced. I then added the whole milk and brought the temp up slowly cooking the the veggies. I then added the diced avocado (more than called for) and shrimp and used the stand up hand mixer in the pot itself to puree about half of the ingredients. I added in the following spices along the way: Salt Pepper Old Bay Seasoning and Cumin to taste. I also added in a dollop of sour cream and minced cilantro to the bowls. Yummy!!! Boyfriend was dubious of the combination but LOVED it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/24/2011
I love avocado and shrimp together so I was really excited to try this recipe. The bright green color was nice but the taste of the soup left much to be desired. Nobody in my family would eat a full bowl. I am only giving it two stars because it may have potential as a cold soup. Warm not so much. Read More
(7)
61 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2007
This combination of shrimp and avocado was great! I used uncooked shrimp instead and incorporated some S. TX necessities. I cooked whole shrimp in the chicken broth along with diced onion garlic celery red pepper and 1 habanero pepper (seeded). I removed the shrimp when cooked and set aside and diced. I then added the whole milk and brought the temp up slowly cooking the the veggies. I then added the diced avocado (more than called for) and shrimp and used the stand up hand mixer in the pot itself to puree about half of the ingredients. I added in the following spices along the way: Salt Pepper Old Bay Seasoning and Cumin to taste. I also added in a dollop of sour cream and minced cilantro to the bowls. Yummy!!! Boyfriend was dubious of the combination but LOVED it! Read More
(37)
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
A very nice soup to play with - I added 1/4 tsp of Cayenne 1 tbsp of dried cilantro used cream instead of milk and then pureed it Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/14/2003
Great recipe William! I added a little twist to the original recipe. I put the cut avacado and cooked shrimp in the food processor till it became a paste and then put it in the sauce pan together. the flavor of your recipe is great! And I can't believe how fast and simple it was! Just my kind a cookin!! thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2008
Pureed instead. Added a few things and we're gonna serve it w/ a butterflied piece of grilled shrimp on top. (slow day at work so I did some playing..) Read More
(7)
Rating: 2 stars
11/23/2011
I love avocado and shrimp together so I was really excited to try this recipe. The bright green color was nice but the taste of the soup left much to be desired. Nobody in my family would eat a full bowl. I am only giving it two stars because it may have potential as a cold soup. Warm not so much. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2009
Overall a very good soup. I'm always on the lookout for creamy soups that aren't loaded with butter or other thick dairy products. With a few minor adjustments this soup fits the bill. If you're trying to make this a little bit healthier or lower cal skim milk does work. Made as directed I found the soup bland so I added some fresh cilantro and old bay seasoning. I did not puree the mixture but I mashed the avocados thoroughly before heating and I enjoy the chunks of shrimp - gives it texture. Tasty soup! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2012
Used 4 avocados sauteed onions with one whole jalapeno and one serrano diced small then added 1/2 t cumin and the broth and the milk. After it came to a boil I added chopped imitation crab (on hand) and diced tomatoes. Pureed that BRIEFLY with hand blender and served it with lemon sour cream and diced tomatoes. I did just about triple the salt and double the lemon as otherwise would have not been "bright" enough in flavor. This one is a hit. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2011
I added old bay smoked paprika cayenne pepper and some fleur de sel to smooth out the taste. I also used 1 lb of shrimp and pureed half of it into the bisque. 1/4 pound I cut into chunks and put it into the bisque. The remaining 1/4 I butterflied and grilled it basting with cilantro oil. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/22/2008
This was surprisingly good I too used a food processor for the avocado onion and I used crab. I also added some cayenne pepper and hot sauce for some kick. Hubby liked it but kids didn't. I did and will make it again. Read More
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