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Yucatan Lemon Soup

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From EatingWell:  January/February 2007, EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook (2008)

Although it's traditionally made with limes (and you could certainly make it that way), Meyer lemons add a gentler, subtle twist to this classic Mexican soup with shrimp, garlic and lots of fresh cilantro. Meyer lemons are usually available only during the winter months; they are rounder and smoother than common lemons. Serve as a light entree with a big salad or as a special starter.

4 servings, 1 cup each | Active Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Bring broth, onion, jalapeƱos, garlic, zest, cumin seeds, cinnamon stick and cloves to a simmer in a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Cover, reduce heat, and continue to simmer for 20 minutes. Strain the broth (discard solids).
  2. Return the broth to the pan and bring to a low simmer. Add shrimp, lemon juice, salt and hot sauce (if using). Cook until the shrimp are pink and firm, about 3 minutes. Stir in cilantro and serve.

Nutrition

Per serving : 99 Calories; 1 g Fat; 0 g Sat; 0 g Mono; 143 mg Cholesterol; 0 g Carbohydrates; 19 g Protein; 0 g Fiber; 1488 mg Sodium; 354 mg Potassium

0 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 4 lean meat

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