Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Caldo de Camarón (Mexican Shrimp Soup) #WeekdaySupper

Keep warm this winter with this simple and delicious Caldo de Camarón (Mexican Shrimp Soup) with tender pieces of shrimp, carrot, and chayote in a vibrant, flavorful broth made with stewed tomatoes, dried chilies and garlic. 

Caldo de Camarón (Mexican Shrimp Soup) - lacocinadeleslie.com

Caldo de Camarón
(Mexican Shrimp Soup)
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Ingredients:
  • 3 medium tomatoes, cut in quarters
  • 2 dried ancho chilies
  • 1 dried guajillo chile
  • 6 cups water, divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil 
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 chayotes, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 medium onion, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 sprig fresh cilantro
  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Lime wedges
  • Avocado
  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Chopped red onion

Directions:
Cook the tomatoes and dried ancho and guajillo chilies in 3 cups of water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat until completely cooked. Remove from heat; let cool slightly. Remove stems and seeds from chilies. Puree the cooked tomatoes, chilies, the water they were cooked in, and the clove of garlic; set aside.

Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the sliced carrot, chopped chayote, and onion and saute for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Carefully pour in the tomato puree and the remaining 3 cups of water. Add a sprig of cilantro; cover saucepan and let simmer for about 10 minutes. Add the shrimp. Cover and reduce heat to low; let simmer for another 10 minutes.

To serve ladle soup into bowls. Garnish with chopped avocado, red onion, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Serve with tostadas or crackers. Enjoy! 


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Receta en español 

For more easy and delicious dinner ideas check out this week's #WeekdaySupper menu:


Monday - Mess Makes Food - Twice Baked Butternut Squash 
Tuesday - Cindy's Recipes and Writings - Cranberry Chicken 
Wednesday - La Cocina de Leslie - Caldo de Camarón (Mexican Shrimp Soup) 
Thursday - Basic N Delicious - Chicken Fajitas 
Friday – Shockingly Delicious – Mac ‘n Cheese Impossible Pie

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16 comments:

  1. So colorful Leslie! I'd love to dig my spoon right into this picture!

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  2. Gorgeous soup Leslie! And what wonderful spices and flavors in it too. Oh yum!

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  3. Your photos look absolutely gorgeous. It makes me want to eat this soup right off my computer screen!

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  4. I wish you could have been here to try my cabbage soup. All it needed as caraway seeds.

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  5. I would have loved to have been there to try your cabbage soup. I bet it was delicious! :)

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  6. That soup looks yummy!

    Saludos,

    Kim G
    Boston, MA
    Where we definitely needed a new soup recipe.

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  7. Leslie just tried you homemade recipe atole Nuez, quedo delicioso, un sabor tan suave con su toque de nuez,, nada como estar con la familia en estas fiestas navidenas !

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  8. about how many servings does this make?

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  9. Hi Selene! Depending on the size of your bowls, this recipe should yield between 4 and 6 servings.

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  12. Can this easily be doubled in servings? If so can you email me on how to double the recipe. Thanks!
    By the way I made your spicy caldo de pollo and OMG it was delicioso! lol thanks for sharing your recipes.

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  13. Hi Aly!


    Yes, potatoes are a delicious addition to this soup.

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