Chupe de Camarones—Hearty Shrimp Soup

Preparation info
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Appears in
Peruvian Kitchen

By Morena Cuadra and Morena Escardó

Published 2014

  • About

Chupe de camarones is an empowering, and some say aphrodisiac, soup that is served in very large bowls. Peruvians have substantial appetites, but this meal satisfies them for the rest of the day.


  • ½ cup achiote oil (see tip box)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4


  1. Heat the achiote oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and oregano, and sauté until golden. Add the tomato paste and continue cooking for 5 more minutes.
  2. Add the shrimp or fish stock, and bring to a boil, skimming the stock every few minutes. Turn the heat to medium low, add the rice, and simmer partially covered for 15 minutes.