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Shrimp and Octopus Soup (Caldo de Camaron y Pulpo)

Shrimp and Octopus Soup (Caldo de Camaron y Pulpo)

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This is a 'Caldo' or soup made with Shrimp and Octopus. This is for all the Mexican and seafood lovers. This soup can be eaten with Tortillas or Tostadas.

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  • Calories:
  • 269 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 5.2 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.4g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 36.4 g
  • 73%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 184 mg
  • 61%
  • Sodium:
  • 511 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Place the water in a large soup pot, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add octopus, and continue boiling for about 20 minutes.
  2. While the octopus is boiling, heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add carrots, celery, potatoes, and pasilla pepper. Fry for about 15 minutes, adding the onion and tomato at the very end. The ingredients do not need to be fully cooked.
  3. When the octopus has boiled for 20 minutes, add the shrimp in their shells to the octopus, and let it boil for 5 more minutes. Add the vegetables from the skillet, and season with salt to your liking. If corn is used, put it in with the shrimp. Let everything simmer together for 15 minutes.
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Reviews

Jo B.
47
4/6/2008

Great taste and very flexible. I had a bag of frozen mixed seafood (shrimp, octopus, squid, muscles, etc.), and I wanted to do a nice soup with it. I used this recipe, and it turned out very good. I would love to try it with fresh octopus. I have a large pot that is also good for frying, so I poured the liquid and seafood into the fried vegetables. I think it really brought out the flavor.

YUMYUM77
21
5/7/2003

My husband and I love Octopus and shrimp. This receipe is great. Tried it with family and they loved it. It has a lot of flavor.

dwieberg
19
8/24/2009

I had a pack of surimi, baby shrimp, squid, and octopus that I pulled out of the freezer to make this. This made a good base. I made a couple substitutions: 2 quarts low sodium chicken broth for the water, 1/4 cup green chiles for the pasilla chile peppers, For seasoning, I used flax oil, minced garlic, chipotle red pepper, parsley, and salt.I left out the potatoes... Awesome good. This was a great find for a seafood lover. Thanks for sharing!