Potato, Prawn, and Lime Soup

Potato Prawn and Lime Soup
Potato Prawn and Lime Soup

Editor's Note: Warm up with this delicious Potato, Prawn, and Lime Soup! This combination of flavors is unlike any other and it's sure to be a crowd favorite. If you love seafood, be sure to give this delicious and easy soup recipe a try! The hint of lime packs a punch in this Irish soup recipe, you'll be surprised by how much you actually like it. As this soup serves six, you could make it for your next at-home dinner party with friends. This easy soup recipe can be made even after a long day of work and running errands, too.




Total TimeUnder One Hour


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 5 large large potatoes, chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and left whole
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 large sprigs of thyme
  • Salt and white pepper
  • 4 ½ cups/1 L light prawn stock or vegetable stock
  • 1 cup/240 ml pouring cream
  • 1-2 limes, juice and zest
  • 12 prawn tails, deveined and shelled


  1. Heat the butter in a large saucepan and toss in all the vegetables together with the thyme sprigs. Allow them to cook very gently for 2 minutes or until just soft, without color.

  2. Next add in the stock and bring the mixture to a slow boil. Then reduce the heat and simmer for an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until the potatoes have softened completely. Remove the carrot, onion, and thyme from the mixture.

  3. Using a hand blender, purée the soup until it is nice and smooth. Mix in the cream and return to the heat and bring back to a very gentle boil.

  4. If you would like a thinner soup, now would be the best time to add any additional stock or cream to thin it down.

  5. Add some lime juice and zest and correct het seasoning at this stage also.

  6. Just before serving add the prawns to the soup and simmer for 2 minutes to just lightly cook the prawns.

  7. Transfer the warm soup to your serving cups and garnish with a sprinkling of lime zest. 


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