Peruvian Sea Food Soup / Parihuela

marie Mon, 08/31/2009 - 11:53

Ingredients :

½ cup vegetable oil
4 garlic cloves, crushed
2 medium size onions, chopped
3 tomatoes, chopped
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp ají panca / sundried red aji (chili) paste
3 ají mirasol / sundried yellow aji (chili)
1 tsp fresh oregano
1 bay leaf
¾ cup white wine
8 small fish fillets
3 lbs fish head, trimmings and bones
16 mussels
10 oz (300 g) crayfish
10 oz (300 g) shrimps
10 oz (300 g) squids, cut in rings
8 clams, cleaned
8 scallops
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
2 tablespoons minced parsley
2 green onions (scallions), chopped for garnish


Place fish head and bones in a large size pan with 10 cups of salted water and boil for half hour. Add cleaned mussels and boil for 10 minutes. Strain and reserve stock.

Saute in oil, garlic and onions until soft and clear, but not golden. Add tomato, paprika, sun dried red pepper paste, whole sun dried yellow pepper, salt, pepper, bay leaf and oregano. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Add wine and continue cooking at low heat for 5 minutes. Add fish stock, soy sauce, cilantro and parsley.

Just before serving place seafood and cooked mussels and bring to a boil for 3 or 4 minutes.

Serve immediately with few key lime drops and green onion (scallions).

8 servings

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