Some days I wake up with multiple meals on my mind. Those days make my week easy. Meal planning, done. On other days, I know I want to cook but have no idea what. Those are the days I wander the grocery store aimlessly waiting for something to jump out at me. Well today a seafood medley jumped out at me. It was in the frozen food section; a medley of shrimp, scallops, calamari, and mussels. Instantly I thought, “soup!”
This would be my first attempt at a seafood soup that wasn’t Maryland Crab or cream of crab but really soups are easy. As I headed towards checkout I made a mental list of what I would use for the base. Well today is the day and below are the results.
I have to say, I wish I made a bigger batch. This soup turned out perfectly. I started with butter and flour. Once blended I added my garlic and onion powder. Next, i added vegetable broth and tomato paste. I stirred until it was a smooth consistency. Then I added a generous amount of old bay seasoning. Lastly I added my defrosted seafood and let it simmer. The result was a smooth and flavorful soup. I will definitely be making this again.