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Skinny Crawfish Soup

February 26, 2015 | Healthy Cajun Recipes
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Skinny Crawfish Soup TextThis broth-y style Crawfish soup is great on a chilly day and offers a wonderful source of protein and is low in saturated fat!

Cold weather = soup weather.

Soup is the best comfort food on a chilly day, and my Skinny Crawfish Soup is no exception to the rule. What I love about this soup is the fact it has a thin broth-y base and not a thick chowder base. Don’t get me wrong, I live a bisque and chowder, but sometimes the simplicity of a broth-y soup just hits the spot.

Most soups (notice I said most) are a good part of our diets, but we do have to watch for added sodium, calories, carbs, and fat.

Traditional soup ingredients:

  • Broth – can contain lots of salt (sodium)
  • Butter – increases fat and calories
  • Cream – increase fat and calories
  • Lack of vegetables – offers no fiber
  • Salt
  • Rice/corn/pasta – increase carbs

How did we skinny this soup?

  • Use of a reduced sodium broth – decreases salt
  • Decreased the amount of butter – decreases calorie and fat
  • Use of half and half in place of cream – decreases calories and fat
  • Added celery and tomatoes
  • Decreased salt
  • No added rice/corn/pasta

Enjoy this yummy broth-y soup!

Skinny Crawfish SoupSkinny Crawfish Soup

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
4 tomatoes, chopped
3 cans low-sodium chicken broth
2 cups water
1 package (16 ounces) crawfish tails
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons basil, chopped
1 teaspoon hot sauce
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup half and half

Directions:

  1. Place olive oil in large Dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Add onion. Cook 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add celery and bell pepper. Cook 5-7 minutes.
  4. Add garlic. Cook 1 minute.
  5. Add tomatoes, chicken broth, water, and crawfish. Bring to a boil.
  6. Add lemon juice, basil, hot sauce, Worcestershire, salt, and pepper.
  7. Reduce to low, cook 25-30 minutes.
  8. Stir in half and half.
  9. Serve.

Skinny Crawfish Soup Recipe

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This broth-y style Crawfish soup is great on a chilly day and offers a wonderful source of protein and is low in saturated fat!
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 cans low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 package (16 ounces) crawfish tails
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons basil, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup half and half
Preparation
  1. Place olive oil in large Dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Add onion. Cook 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add celery and bell pepper. Cook 5-7 minutes.
  4. Add garlic. Cook 1 minute.
  5. Add tomatoes, chicken broth, water, and crawfish. Bring to a boil.
  6. Add lemon juice, basil, hot sauce, Worcestershire, salt, and pepper.
  7. Reduce to low, cook 25-30 minutes.
  8. Stir in half and half.
  9. Serve.

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