Oct 19
2011

Easy Shrimp, Mushroom & Soba Noodle Soup Recipe

Shrimp, Mushroom & Soba Noodle Soup Recipe

First of all, I want to thank all of you who linked up your fun Halloween food and craft ideas. Be sure to check them out. You can still add links – submission are open for another day. On to the recipe – Easy Shrimp, Mushroom & Soba Noodle Soup – and my ongoing love affair with myfitnesspal.

Several weeks ago, I told you about myfitnesspal (let’s call it MFP for short), which has become my favorite app companion on my phone. At first, I just used the app to check on the nutrients that I was putting into my body each day. Twenty-nine days later (or so MFP tells me, followed by several encouraging exclamation points), I have started to see the results of my diligence. Not only have I become more aware of my food intake and made better choices along the way, but I also ramped up my workouts. Longer runs and harder work in my twice-weekly weight-training class are paying off. And damn, does it ever feel good!

As part of this commitment to eating better, I am becoming a lot more imaginative with my lunches, packing them with vegetables, protein and high-quality carbs. Of course, whatever I am serving also needs to taste good. If it doesn’t, I’ll be tempted to rummage through the pantry until I’m satisfied. That never ends well. I’m sure all of those exclamation points would disappear from MFP and be replaced with frowny faces.

This soup is filled with vitamins from the mushrooms and broccoli, protein and iron from the shrimp and fiber from the soba noodles. It is light enough to allow for a hearty portion, and satisfies with its rich taste. Oh yeah, and it takes about 15 minutes to make. You just can’t beat that.

(By the way, I have no affiliation with myfitnesspal. I just really like their app.)

The recipe:
Heat canola oil in a large saucepan set over medium-high heat. Add ginger and saute for 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds. Add chicken broth and bring it to a boil. Add soba noodles and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in soy sauce and turn down the heat until the broth is simmering.

Add the shrimp to the broth and simmer until just cooked through. Avoid overcooking the shrimp or it will become rubbery.

Shrimp Mushroom Soup Collage

While the soba noodles are cooking, heat canola in a large skillet set over medium-hight heat. Add mushroom and cook until almost tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in broccoli florets and cook until broccoli is tender-crisp and the mushrooms are starting to brown.

Shrimp Mushroom Soup 3

Divide the mushroom and broccoli mixture between four bowls.

Shrimp Mushroom Soup 4

Ladle the broth, noodles and shrimp into the bowls. Serve.

Shrimp Mushroom Soup 5

Other soups with shrimp:
Cookin’ Canuck’s Shrimp, Potato & Fennel Chowder
Soup Chick’s Quick & Easy Thai Hot & Sour Shrimp Soup
Wrightfood’s Shrimp, Spring Vegetable & Wild Rice Soup
Food Nouveau’s Summer Corn Soup with Shrimp

Shrimp, Mushroom & Soba Noodle Soup

Yield: Serves 4

Shrimp, Mushroom & Soba Noodle Soup

Ingredients

  • 3 tsp canola oil, divided
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bundle (3.5 oz.) soba noodles
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 8 oz. large shrimp, peeled
  • 8 oz. crimini mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups broccoli florets

Instructions

  1. Heat canola oil in a large saucepan set over medium-high heat. Add ginger and saute for 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds. Add chicken broth and bring it to a boil. Add soba noodles and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in soy sauce and turn down the heat until the broth is simmering.
  2. Add the shrimp to the broth and simmer until just cooked through. Avoid overcooking the shrimp or it will become rubbery.
  3. While the soba noodles are cooking, heat canola in a large skillet set over medium-hight heat. Add mushroom and cook until almost tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in broccoli florets and cook until broccoli is tender-crisp and the mushrooms are starting to brown.
  4. Divide the mushroom and broccoli mixture between four bowls.
  5. Ladle the broth, noodles and shrimp into the bowls. Serve.

Notes

From the kitchen of Cookin Canuck | www.cookincanuck.com

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1 Heather (Heather's Dish) October 19, 2011 at 6:47 am

you had me at easy…this looks delicious!

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2 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) October 19, 2011 at 8:15 am

Thanks, Heather. This soup is so easy to throw together and definitely doesn’t disappoint in the taste category.

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3 claudia lamascolo/aka pegasuslegend October 19, 2011 at 6:54 am

This is one for me just love it!

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4 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) October 19, 2011 at 8:16 am

Thanks, Claudia!

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5 Allison October 19, 2011 at 6:55 am

This looks fabulous!

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6 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) October 19, 2011 at 8:16 am

Thanks so much, Allison. It tastes as good as it looks.

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7 Bev Weidner October 19, 2011 at 7:49 am

If you can’t find me, it’s because I’m swimming around in this delicious soup, eating my way out.

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8 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) October 19, 2011 at 8:16 am

Thanks, Bev. It’s hard to resist diving right in.

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9 Lori @ RecipeGirl October 19, 2011 at 7:55 am

Looks completely healthy and delicious. I’ve only been using it for a week (successfully though!) and I love it too. I’ve been eating pretty normal stuff for dinner and then just figuring out the calories. The rest of the day is very light eating. I love the fact that it makes me want to exercise more so that I see that number crawl higher. Whatever are we going to do when we have to eat all of that wonderful food in TX?! Congrats on your success!

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10 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) October 19, 2011 at 8:18 am

While Texas will definitely be a bit of a food splurge, I’ve made peach with the fact that not every day is going to be perfect calorie-wise. That’s life, right? I hear about exercising more to get that extra allotment for food.

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11 Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) October 19, 2011 at 10:17 am

I have a few variations of this soup on Soup Chick. Noodles and shrimp in soup is one of my all-time favorite combos.

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12 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. October 19, 2011 at 12:12 pm

I cannot wait to try this one!

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13 Erica October 19, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Sounds good, I’ll definitely try it out. Soup recipe sounds really good too!

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14 Belinda @zomppa October 19, 2011 at 12:40 pm

What a great noodle soup!! It’s full all sorts of goodness.

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15 Mushrooms Canada October 19, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Looks delicious! And it uses simple, fresh ingredients that are sooo good for you!
- Brittany

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16 Jeanette October 19, 2011 at 1:32 pm

That is my kind of meal- noodle soups are one of my favorites, especially soba noodles.

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17 KalynsKitchen October 19, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Looks tasty and also very healthy and diet friendly! Win-win-win.

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18 Lauren from Lauren's Latest October 19, 2011 at 7:14 pm

When I use it, myfitnesspal is awesome! One of my favorites too!

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19 Diane {Created by Diane} October 19, 2011 at 11:53 pm

I just LOVE shrimp, this looks wonderful!

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20 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective October 20, 2011 at 8:00 am

I am CRAZY about mushrooms in soup–can’t explain it but I am. This is so pretty I think you’d almost forget how healthy it is.

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21 Chris @ TheKeenanCookBook October 20, 2011 at 11:44 am

Your ginger pork recipe had me remembering my time in Japan, and this dish does too. Love that this only takes about 15 minutes. That’s key, for when Baby Boy doesn’t want to let us cook. :)

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22 Megan at ScholasticFood October 20, 2011 at 12:47 pm

This looks great! How do you think it would be without the broccoli and maybe with the addition of asparagus? I love the shrimp and mushrooms–soba noodle soups are some of my favorites. Thanks for sharing :)

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23 Gwen @SimplyHealthyFamily October 20, 2011 at 7:11 pm

This looks so wonderful. I just love Asian style soups. I keep meaning to pick up some soba noodles.

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24 Ima Wurdibitsch October 22, 2011 at 6:51 pm

This looks fantastic! I love all of the ingredients. I’ll be making this in the week to come (and adding a squirt of sriracha at the table).

YUM!

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25 chris October 30, 2011 at 5:14 am

Does this come with a bottomless bowl? :) I would devour a soup like this. The Pho I made recently was similar, but I didn’t include mushrooms. mmmm. :)

Congrats on your work out successes!

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26 Andrea's Fitness January 12, 2012 at 3:40 pm

This looks really great – something my husband would love too, which is a bonus. Thanks!

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