If you know Colombian chicken soup, or ajiaco, you know it's traditionally made with generous amounts of chicken and potato. This version is a simple, creamy soup that's as flavorful as it is filling but uses shrimp instead of chicken. Served with a slice of Spicy Corn Bread, it makes a meal.
I've been making this wonderfully versatile soup my entire adult life and I never ever tire of it. It's a great soup to serve on cool summer nights when turning on the oven doesn't seem arduous and even better to have on hand when it's too hot. Either way, it makes a complete meal, paired with a tomato salad, a loaf of crusty bread and a hunk of goat or cheddar cheese.
Serve it hot, serve it chilled, adjust the heat level to your taste and feel free to substitute the zucchini with broccoli, cauliflower or carrots. If you want to make this soup in anticipation of hot summer nights, cool and freeze before you add the herbs and yogurt: then all you have to do is thaw, add the missing ingredients and blend when you're ready.
Have you wanted to try making Indian food but were too intimidated by the laundry list of spices? Try this easy, lightened-up yet flavorful version of Chicken Korma, a subtly-spiced dish combining chicken, spices, and yogurt, which introduces you to the flavors of the subcontinent from the comfort of your kitchen.