CHUPE DE CAMARONES / Shrimp Soup / Shrimp Bisque.

marie Mon, 08/31/2009 - 11:48

Ingredients :

5 lb 8 oz (2 ½ k) large shrimp
¾ cup vegetable oil
2 large onions, chopped
5 tomatoes, chopped
6 tablespoons ají panca / sundried red aji (chili) paste
2.2 lb (1 k) peas
14 small potatoes (yellow flesh if available)
3 corns, cut in 2-inch slices
1 ½ cup rice
1 cup evaporated milk
3/4 cup (200 g) fresh farmers cheese (feta), diced
12 eggs
2 teaspoons crushed garlic
½ teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon oregano


Peel and devein shrimp. Reserve corals, skins and heads. Separate 12 whole shrimp for decoration.


Sweet Potato Bisque / Sopa de Camotes a la Arequipeña

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 17:07

Serves 4

3 sweet potatoes, boiled, peeled, and sliced
1 cup chopped smoked ham
1 1/2 cups chopped roasted red bell peppers
5 cups chicken stock
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, minced
1/3 cup sour cream, warmed
1/4 cup red bell pepper, minced (for garnish)

Puree potatoes, ham, bell peppers, stock, and cilantro in food processor. Pour mixture in a stock pot over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until warmed through. Ladle soup into bowls or a serving dish. Drizzle sour cream over soup and sprinkle with minced red bell pepper.