I'm not sure the ingredients balance out so well, though it's an interesting flavor. I generally love complex mixes of spices but these tasted pretty random. I'm trying to think of what would give it the depth it needs but haven't yet figured our what that would be.
Yucatan Lemon Soup
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.
8 Reviews for Yucatan Lemon Soup
Prior to cooking this recipe I read the comments and I must say that I'm really glad I did. I think even half a jalapeno pepper is enough for those who prefer to have soup that is spicy but not burning hot. I had to add a few extra ingrediants as I wasn't as accustomed to the taste of the spices. I added mushrooms and tomatoes and a tablespoon of sugar. Overall this soup is budget friendly and simple to cook.
I love spicy food and can generally stand very spicy dishes. I used one jalapeño (unseeded) and omitted the hot sauce and it was plenty spicy for me. Closing your eyes this tastes somewhat like a more slightly more aromatic hot and sour soup, although it does not have an overly sour or lemon flavor though, just subtle. Full of flavor, well balanced, easy to make, pretty and satisfying.
My husband and I loved it! I didn't have Meyer lemons; so i used the tip of substituting a bit of orange juice. It turned out great! Also, for the two of us the peppers and hot sauce were just right! One bowl fills you up, but the delicious taste lures you to keep on eating!
We love it!
I reduced the Pepper to 1. It was perfect in the middled of cold Winter. We needed something tasty, fresh and lemonie. I cooked it with white fish because I have allergy to soft shell fishes and made it with shrimps for my husband and friends seperately.
It became one of our favorite seafood soup ;-)))