Love the soup. I used the shells and heads of the shrimp to make a fish stock first with onions, carrots and celery, garlic and aromatic herbs. I used chunks of calabaza squash and cauliflower instead of the potato and rice to lower the carbs. Squash is an ingredient in many chupe de camaron recipes. A really outstanding dish with a great aroma while making it.
This came out better than one of the restaurant's dish I had. Very flavorful. I hope my hubby loves it when he gets home.
There is a Peruvian restaurant in my city that serves an EXCELLENT Chupe De Camarones... only problem is that it's $14!! This is one of my daughters favorite soups. Her mother's side of the family is 100% peruvian. I plan to make this soup for her ASAP.
I'll try to remember to follow up on this review and compare it to the restaurant's $14 bowl.
This recipe is very close to authentic Chupe de Camarones! I lived in Arequipa, Peru for 3 years and have had this chupe many times! I never learned to make it there, so I'm really glad to have this recipe. I will say that the Mexican queso fresco that I used is not at all like the queso fresco from Peru that makes a squeaky sound when you bite into it. I think I would add much less, or leave it out entirely next time I make it! It ended up being too thick. But the flavor was excellent! If you want to make it authentically Peruvian, boil some of the shrimp whole and serve each plate with a whole shrimp on top! (Completely grossed out my 3 year old, but it's a cross-cultural experience! :)
OMG this chupe de camarones is really EXTREMELY GOOD!!! Its so easy to make, and tastes like heaven.
Excellent recipe :)
This is amazing! Make it now... you won't be disappointed. I have had 3 times now. I can't get queso where I live so I just used a brick style cream cheese like Philadelphia. Also, I have the Peruvian chile now but when I first made it I used jalapeno...
Amazing recipe. We all loved it. Maybe good to with goat cream cheese. We used light cream cheese. I'd make it again and the 19 people I fed said the same thing!
I lived in Peru for a couple of years..I loved their traditional foods..cerviche, rellenos de papa, many dishes I cannot remember now..but by far my favorite was the Chupe de Camerones, Cerviche and Lomo Saltada....!
this recipe is delicous!!!!!!!i had fun making it,and eating it!!!!!!!!!!