Corn and Shrimp Tortilla Soup

Carol and Charlene worked on the Corn and Shrimp Tortilla Soup at the South Arm Cooking Club for Seniors.  Looks like we had fewer participants for this cooking meet as Charlene and Stella have to pitch in to help out the teams.

This recipe is adapted from Cooking Light and it serves 8.


This Corn and Shrimp Tortilla Soup has the sweetness from the corn, the springy texture from the shrimp and the crunchy texture from the tortilla and a little kick from the jalapeno.  This is a very refreshing soup with the hint of sourness from the lime juice and fresh cilantro.


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 (16 ounce) can fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (8 ounce) bottle clam juice
  • 2 cups fresh corn kernels (about 4 ears) or frozen ones
  • 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (we used frozen ones)
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely crushed tortilla chips



cornshrimptortillasoup-11-300x200Crush the tortilla chips in a ziplock bag and set aside.
cornshrimptortillasoup-2-300x200Heat oil in a roomy pot.  Add onion and salt, and saute for 8 minutes, or until translucent and beginning to brown.
cornshrimptortillasoup-4-300x200Stir in bell peppers, ground cumin, dried oregano, garlic. jalapeno and diced tomatoes and saute for another 4 minutes.
cornshrimptortillasoup-5-300x200Stir in broth and clam juice; bring to a boil.

Reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes.

cornshrimptortillasoup-10-300x200Add corn and shrimp; cook for 3 minutes or until shrimp are done.
cornshrimptortillasoup-9-300x200Remove from heat; stir in green onions, cilantro, lime juice, and black pepper.
cornshrimptortillasoup-7-300x200Ladle soup into bowls.  Top each serving with crushed tortilla chips.

Carol and Charlene, thank you for making this delicious soup.

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  1. Chubbypanda

    This type of soup is a favorite of Cat’s, although this is the first time I’ve ever seen it make with clam juice. The Mexican restaurants down here usually make it with chicken. I must try the clam variant!

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