Spicy Lemon Seafood Soup

Spicy Lemon Seafood Soup

Rich in flavor, this delicious soup has a gourmet flair – and it comes together in about 30 minutes. First, the broth is enriched with Limoneira® lemon, spices and herbs, becoming the perfect foil for delicious seafood. You can easily switch up the components, including subbing chicken for the seafood.
Course Appetizers, Main Course, Main Dish, Soup
Cuisine American, Mexican


  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 shallots sliced
  • 8 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin dried
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary chopped
  • 1 Limoneira® lemon zest & juice
  • 1 pound seafood*
  • 1/2 Limoneira® lemon thinly sliced


  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot, and saute the shallots, mushrooms and garlic for about 2 to 3 minutes, until fragrant.
  • Add the ginger and lemon zest, and continue to cook for another minute or two.
  • Add in all the spices, and stir to blend for about a minute.
  • Pour in the chicken broth, stirring to blend in the seasonings.
  • Bring the broth to a simmer, cover and cook for about 20 minutes. The broth should be rich and fragrant.
  • Stir in the lemon juice, and add the seafood.
  • Continue to simmer until the seafood is done. If you use only shrimp or scallops, it will take only about 3 minutes. If you’ve used fish, it may take up to 10 minutes or so depending on how large.
  • When it’s done, divide it between two bowls, and garnish with lemon slices.


*Note: for the seafood, you can use a combination of shrimp, scallops, and chunks of white fish or salmon.
Keyword Lemons
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