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- Fresh Breads
- Fresh Chips &
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    (by the sheet)
- Seafood Utensils
and more.....

 Cuban Shrimp Noodle Soup
  • Chicken noodle soup, move over! This flavorful Cuban shrimp soup is a great alternative to a traditional noodle soup. I had it for the first time in 2011 and loved it!

  • 1 1/2 cups dried shrimp(available at hispanic and oriental markets)
  • 1 cup red pepper, finely diced
  • 1 cup onion, finely diced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh garlic, finely minced
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 jalapeno(seeded if you don't like it spicy), finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 pounds fresh small shrimp, peeled and deviened(our first choice is Laughing Bird shrimp)
  • 4 bundles angel hair pasta
  • Lime wedges for serving


  • In a dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium high heat, add garlic, red pepper, onion, and jalapeno, saute about 5 minutes. Add tomato paste and dried shrimp, saute about 2 more minutes, paste should darken to a deep red color. Add dried herbs and salt, pour in water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low simmer, continue to simmer for 30 minutes. Strain soup through a fine mesh sieve, pushing down on the solids to release all of the liquids. Return broth to pot, bring back to a boil, add noodles, reduce heat and cook about 3 minutes. Add shrimp and lemon juice, cook about5 minutes longer and its done. Serve with fresh lime wedges, squeeze over soup before serving. Serve with some toasted bread and butter. Desfruta!


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