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Shrimp and Octopus Soup (Caldo de Camaron y Pulpo)

Shrimp and Octopus Soup (Caldo de Camaron y Pulpo)


"This is a 'Caldo' or soup made with Shrimp and Octopus. This is for all the Mexican and seafood lovers. This soup can be eaten with Tortillas or Tostadas."
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1 h 15 m servings 269 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 269 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 5.2 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.4g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 36.4 g
  • 73%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 184 mg
  • 61%
  • Sodium:
  • 511 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Place the water in a large soup pot, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add octopus, and continue boiling for about 20 minutes.
  2. While the octopus is boiling, heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add carrots, celery, potatoes, and pasilla pepper. Fry for about 15 minutes, adding the onion and tomato at the very end. The ingredients do not need to be fully cooked.
  3. When the octopus has boiled for 20 minutes, add the shrimp in their shells to the octopus, and let it boil for 5 more minutes. Add the vegetables from the skillet, and season with salt to your liking. If corn is used, put it in with the shrimp. Let everything simmer together for 15 minutes.

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  1. 22 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

Great taste and very flexible. I had a bag of frozen mixed seafood (shrimp, octopus, squid, muscles, etc.), and I wanted to do a nice soup with it. I used this recipe, and it turned out very g...

Most helpful critical review

Maybe I did something wrong, I followed the instructions though.It,s like fishy water and the octopus is like trying to chew a pencil eraser. Won't try this again.

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Great taste and very flexible. I had a bag of frozen mixed seafood (shrimp, octopus, squid, muscles, etc.), and I wanted to do a nice soup with it. I used this recipe, and it turned out very g...

My husband and I love Octopus and shrimp. This receipe is great. Tried it with family and they loved it. It has a lot of flavor.

I had a pack of surimi, baby shrimp, squid, and octopus that I pulled out of the freezer to make this. This made a good base. I made a couple substitutions: 2 quarts low sodium chicken broth f...

I added Cilantro to the stock and it tasted even better! The soup base was good but needed a little pizzaz.

Soup turned out great. I subbed the octopus for calamari. (octopus would of been great, but the crowd I was serving was alittle timid).

I have made this recipe five times and it still is good. I added muscles, squid, and cutter fish. No matter how you make it this is a very good recipe. Thanks

I had a bag of mixed seafood and a bag of imitation crabmeat that I got on clearance at Target. I was looking for a recipe to use it and came across this one. Turned out wonderfully! I didn't...

This was easy to make and it was really good! I added cilantro to the chopped veggies. I didn't have any pasilla peppers, so I added a 8 oz can of tomatoe sauce EL Pato, this has mexican seasoni...

If you don't like chewy octopus like me it is a lot better to boil the octopus on its own for at least an hour. You can taste it after an hour and if it is still chewy keep boiling it till it is...

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