By Samantha Lowe

Shrimp may be small, but they are nutritional powerhouses. They contain vitamin D, vitamin B12 and protein but are low in calories. The versatile shrimp can be the star of many types of dishes, including soups. You'll find soups containing shrimp in the repertoire of many cultural cuisines that thrive on seafood. Easy to cook, shrimp make a welcome addition to the any soup.

Shrimp are a good source of protein and can be part of a low-calorie diet.

Step 1

Peel each shrimp, leaving the tail intact, starting with the removal of the head, followed by the legs and shell. Place the shrimp in the bowl and discard the shells.

Step 2

Rinse the peeled shrimp under cold running water, removing any remaining traces of brain or shell. Place the shrimp in the bowl and set aside.

Step 3

Pour a prepared soup into the large pot and place it on the stove at medium-high temperature.

Step 4

Bring the soup to a boil and then reduce the temperature so it is simmering.

Step 5

Add the shrimp to the soup gently, making sure not to splash any of the hot liquid on yourself.

Step 6

Simmer the shrimp with the soup for five minutes or until the shrimp are opaque.