Caldo De Camaron - Shrimp Caldo

MAKE IT SHINE! ADD YOUR PHOTO
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 6
YIELD: 6 bowls
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large pot bring water to a rolling boil with almost all the onion, 2 cloves garlic, rice, and bouillon cube.
  • Clean guajillo chiles by running some cold water thru them. Seed them if you prefer and add them to a blender with a sliver of onion and one clove garlic.
  • Add hot water from the pot that is boiling to the blender containing chiles, onion, and garlic let it sit until in cools down and the chiles soften, about 10 minutes. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO BLEND WHILE THE WATER IS STILL HOT. ADD SOME COLD WATER IF YOU'RE THAT IMPATIENT BUT BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN BLENDING HOT LIQUIDS.
  • Pour chile blend into the boiling pot of water making sure you run it through a strainer first. The chile skins can be tough and take away from the caldo.
  • Taste rice and make sure it's cooked. It should take about 45 minutes for the rice to cook.
  • Add potatoes, and carrots and let them cook to desired done-ness. I like my veggies kind of firm so I add the veggies when there's about 10 minutes left in cooking.
  • Add salt to taste, remember the potatoes will absorb some salt so this is the time to add salt to make it taste the way you like it.
  • Last, add shrimp in the last 5 minutes of cooking. Time exactly 5 minutes, if your shrimp are too small give it only about 4 minutes.
  • Remove pot from stove and let it sit for 5 minutes uncovered.
  • Serve hot with hot corn tortillas and lime wedges to squeeze into the caldo.
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