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Spiced Black Bean Soup With Pan-Seared Shrimp

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“This is a wonderful, spicy bean soup/stew. If you're vegetarian, you can skip the seafood and maybe add tofu and use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. This is great served with crusty bread or steamed rice on the side!”

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  1. Saute the onion and carrot in the oil with a pinch of salt until soft, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, beans and spices. Turn everything in the pan and saute for another 3-4 minutes.
  3. Stir in the broth and tomato paste Simmer the soup for 5-10 minutes until thickened.
  4. For the Shrimp: sprinkle the shrimp with salt and toss to coat. (if using tofu, omit the salt) Sear the shrimp (or tofu) in a frying pan with oil until fully cooked, about 3-5 minutes.
  5. To serve, place the shrimp at the bottom of a bowl and ladle the soup over. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with a slice of bread. I also like to take pecorino cheese and slice shards of it with a vegetable peeler into the soup.

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