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Peruvian Chupe de camarones - Shrimp Soup Recipe
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Peruvian Chupe de Camarones - Shrimp Soup

Creamy Peruvian Chupe de Camarones - ( Peruvian Shrimp Soup)
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: peruvian
Keyword: chupe de camarones, Peruvian, soup
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 390kcal


  • 1 kilo shrimps with heads
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 garlic heads finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup green peas
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 small rocoto ( or any chili pepper)
  • 1/2 tsp oregano leaf
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 cup of corn
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped potatoes
  • fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 large eggs


  • To start, I like to make a fish stock with some fish-heads and the head of the shrimps to have it as a basis for the chupe.
  • Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, rocoto or chili, oregano, and sauté until golden.
  • Add tomato paste and continue cooking for 5 minutes, then add the shrimp stock, and bring to a boil.
  • Turn the heat to medium low, add the potatoes and until the potatoes are tender, then add the peeled shrimp. Cook for 3 minutes. 
  • Add milk, salt, and pepper, add the eggs and let them cook for 3 min more and turn off the heat. Add the green peas and corn.
  • Sprinkle with fresh cilantro and serve.


Serving: 200g | Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.5g | Protein: 21.22g | Fat: 15.87g