Potato Soup with Shrimps, an original North German Soup with North Sea Crabs

Potato soup with shirmps

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The potato soup with shrimps recipe I present to you in this article.

You can put this soup on your own table in less than 30 minutes and give your loved ones a real treat.

North Sea Crabs taste absolutely great.

These shrimps are browner than other small shrimps.

You can prepare this soup with small, normal shrimps.

Besides potatoes I use carrots for the soup, because the sweetish taste of the carrot fits perfectly to the North Sea crab. 

To make the soup a highlight on the table, I mix part of the soup before serving.

You can also prepare the soup with more inlay, in which case it’s already a potato stew with crabs.

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1. Recipe Potato Soup with Shrimps

Potato soup with prawns, here we go, try this wonderful soup and enjoy it!

Instead of the chilli pepper you can decorate the shrimps with tomato cubes.

Potato Soup with North Sea Crabs

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 339
Total Time 30 Min.
Preparation Time 15 Min.
Cook Time 15 Min.

Simple guide to prepare potato soup with North Sea shrimps.

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Potato soup with shirmps
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1 pc onion (or shallots)
2 tbs butter
1 pc pimento kernels
1 pc Bay leaf
1 tbs Olive oil
1/2 pc glove of garlic
30-50 ml dry white wine (I only use dry white wine!)
500 ml Vegetable broth
150 ml Cream (or soy cream)
250 g Potatoes (Raw or cooked, peeled)
2 pc carot
2-4 pinches nutmeg
4-6 pinches Salt
4-6 pinches black pepper
1 pinch Cayenne pepper
250 g Shrimps (I use brown north sea shrimps)
50 g butter
1-2 pc spring onions (I like to supplement with thinly cut onion slices)
5 ml lemon juice
1/4 bunch majoram
some chilli pepper (or tomato cubes)


fine onion cubes
Finely diced onion

Prepare vegetables

Peel the onion, cut into fine cubes, sweat with the butter, bay leaf and allspice for 10 minutes until translucent.

Add the finely chopped garlic.

Sweat Onions in Pot
Sweat Onions in Pot

Sauté vegetables

Add the white wine and vegetable stock to the soup, bring to the boil, slowly add the cream to the boiling soup and bring to the boil again.

Add the peeled and chopped potatoes and carrots, simmer gently.

nutmeg grating
nutmeg grating

Season soup

Season the potato soup with nutmeg, pepper and cayenne pepper.

North Sea crabs
North Sea crabs photographed on a plate

Prepare crabs

Wash the North Sea Crabs under running cold water in a sieve.

Heat a pan and brown the butter lightly.

Heat the young onion slices and shrimps quickly, season with pepper and a little lemon juice.

Potato crab soup served with foam and fresh North Sea shrimp.
Potato soup with crabs close-up. This soup succeeds in a short time and tastes delicious.

Arrange soup

Arrange the soup in a bowl, mix the rest of the soup and froth up.

Place the Crabs in the soup, add the foam and decorate to taste.


2. Nutritional Values

3. Cook Potato Soup Yourself

I have already written elsewhere about potato soup and variants of potato soup.

I love potato soup and I hope that can be seen from the photos

Here are some tips for the potato soup and what I think you should keep in mind:

Arrange the soup and add the prawns in the middle.

You can decorate the soup with marjoram, thinly sliced young onion slices and chilli and then serve quickly.

potato for fresh home made potato soup
Prepare potatoes for potato soup.
prepare home made potato soup with this chef recipe
Potato soup while mixing.
Fresh crabs close-up.
Fresh North Sea Crabs taste excellent. You can also use shrimp.
Potato crab soup served with foam and fresh North Sea shrimp.
Potato soup with crabs close-up. This soup succeeds in a short time and tastes delicious.

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