Seafood egg drop soup served in a white soup bowl with soup spoon

Keto Seafood Egg Drop Soup

This warm and comforting seafood egg drop soup takes the traditional egg drop to the next level!  With the addition of tender sweet shrimp, this protein packed soup full of umami goodness is sure to satisfy any palate!

Seafood egg drop soup being scooped up with soup spoon

When thinking about Chinese recipes, there’s nothing more comforting than starting a meal off with some delicious and warm egg drop soup!

Growing up, whenever we ate a Chinese restaurant, that was always the first to be served and in my opinion one of the best!

When I started a low carb lifestyle, I of course was missing all the yummy Chinese foods I was used to eating growing up.

Apart from the corn starch, I was so glad to discover that egg drop soup can easily be made keto and low carb.  It’s actually really easy to make and it’ll take you 10 minutes tops!

And if you’re interested in our traditional keto egg drop soup, check it out here.

Seafood egg drop soup served in a white soup bowl with soup spoon

What’s keto seafood egg drop soup?

Keto seafood egg drop soup is a traditional egg drop with the addition of tender shrimp while leaving out the carb-loaded thickening starch.  Instead, we use xanthan gum to create a thickness similar to that of the original recipe.

American canned chicken broth next to Asian canned chicken broth

What kind of chicken broth should I use to make Chinese style egg drop soup?

We use canned chicken broth from our local grocery store.  You can also use Asian style chicken broth, which will pack way more flavor and umami, but it does contain MSG.

What’s xanthan gum and why do you use it for keto?

Xanthan gum is a low carb and keto friendly thickening agent and stabilizer used in many recipes.  1 tbsp spoon comes in at about 7 net carbs, however, most recipes call for a fraction of that making it keto and low carb friendly.

A pro tip is a little goes a LONG way for xanthan gum and will continue to thicken once removed from heat.

Lobster with shrimp being prepared for Chinese style seafood egg drop soup

What other kinds of seafood can you add to keto egg drop seafood soup?

You can use all kinds, but we find subtle sweet seafoods to work the best, my favorite being crab and lobster.

The special ingredients you need to make this soup are Soy Sauce, White Pepper and Xanthan Gum, all of which can be purchased on Amazon or your local supermarket.

Now, let’s get making some keto style seafood egg drop soup!

Prepping Time 1M

Cook Time 5M

Total Time 6M

Net Carb/Serving 1g

Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 2 Cans Chicken Broth (14.5oz x 2)
  • 1/4 lbs Peeled Shrimp
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/8 tsp Salt (dash)
  • 1/8 tsp White Pepper (dash)
  • 1/8 tsp Xanthan Gum
  • 1 Stalk Green Onion

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

2) Prepare shrimp by deveining, peeling, and drying off any liquid with a paper towel.  Cut shrimp to bite size pieces and set aside.

3) Beat eggs in a bowl and set aside.

4) Finely chop green onions and set aside.

5) Add chicken broth into a large stove top pot and bring to a soft boil.  Once boiling, reduce heat to medium low, add in shrimp and cook for 30-45 seconds or until shrimp turns pink.

6) Next add in Soy Sauce, salt, White Pepper and Xanthan Gum.  Mix well until Xanthan Gum fully dissolves and then reduce heat to low.

7) Stream beaten eggs into the large stove top pot while slowly stirring the soup.

8) Finally, add in the chopped green onions and transfer soup to a serving bowl.  Enjoy hot!  Note – if you would like to adjust the taste, do so with salt & White Pepper.

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Seafood egg drop soup served in a white soup bowl with soup spoon

 

Seafood egg drop soup being scooped up with soup spoon

 

Seafood egg drop soup served in a white soup bowl with soup spoon

Keto Seafood Egg Drop Soup

This warm and comforting seafood egg drop soup takes the traditional egg drop to the next level! With the addition of tender sweet shrimp, this protein packed soup full of umami goodness is sure to satisfy any palate!
5 from 2 votes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: asian keto soup, Keto Chinese Recipes, seafood soup
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 2
Print Recipe
Calories: 138kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Can Chicken Broth 14.5oz x 2
  • 1/4 lbs Peeled Shrimp
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/8 tsp Salt dash
  • 1/8 tsp White Pepper dash
  • 1/8 tsp Xanthan Gum
  • 1 Stalk Green Onion

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Prepare shrimp by deveining, peeling, and drying off any liquid with a paper towel. Cut shrimp to bite size pieces and set aside.
  • Beat eggs in a bowl and set aside.
  • Finely chop green onions and set aside.
  • Add chicken broth into a large stove top pot and bring to a soft boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium low, add in shrimp and cook for 30-45 seconds or until shrimp turns pink.
  • Next add in Soy Sauce, salt, White Pepper and Xanthan Gum. Mix well until Xanthan Gum fully dissolves and then reduce heat to low.
  • Stream beaten eggs into the large stove top pot while slowly stirring the soup.
  • Finally, add in the chopped green onions and transfer soup to a serving bowl. Enjoy hot! Note - if you would like to adjust the taste, do so with salt & White Pepper.

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Nutrition

Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 307mg | Sodium: 1837mg | Potassium: 367mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 303IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 3mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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