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Rocket and shrimp soup

  • 09/06/2006
  • Easy
  • 4
  • 25 min

This soup is the very metaphor of culinary excellence: it combines small quantities of fine ingredients cooked to taste at their best in a uniquely flavoured dish of rocket with prawns.

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  • 150-200 g rocket leaves
  • 40 ml olive oil
  • 250 g prawns or shrimp (tails)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 20 g butter
  • 20 g Dolcela Gussnel
  • 100 ml dry white wine
  • 200 ml half-and-half or single cream
  • Podravka multicolour peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp Vegeta


  1. 1.
    Rinse and carefully dry rocket leaves. In a skillet, briefly fry small batches of rocket leaves with a little olive oil and transfer to paper towels to drain.
  2. 2.
    Add butter to a saucepan and quickly fry prawns or shrimp with a little minced garlic, dust with Dolcela Gussnel, stir and add the wine. Top with 3 cups of water and bring to boil. Add one tablespoon of Vegeta and cook the soup for 10 minutes.
  3. 3.
    Finely chop the drained rocket leaves and add to the soup. Cook briefly, add the cream and season with ground multicolour peppercorns.


Serve this delicious soup with fancy meat or fish dishes.


You can squeeze some lemon juice to marinate the prawns before cooking. Make sure not to leave them for more than 20 minutes to avoid the overpowering lemony flavour of the shrimp or prawns. You can add some chopped rocket leaves and stir the soup just before serving to stress the contrasting spicy taste of rocket in this creamy soup.

Energy and nutritive values

Energy and nutritive values are calculated for one serving (i.e. for 1 person). If it is a dessert, energy and nutritive values have been calculated for 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 480 / 2.006 - -
Fat g 44,63 - -
Carbohydrates g 10,51 - -
Dietary fibre g 2,20 - -
Protein g 7,39 - -
Salt g 0,36 0 0
Vitamin A μg 2.759,53 69 55
Vitamin D μg 21,87 11 11
Vitamin E mg 7,26 33 33
Vitamin C mg 13,17 18 15
Potassium mg 340,61 9 9
Calcium mg 115,31 12 12
Phosphorous mg 111,71 14 14

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)