Mexican Shrimp Soup (Sopa de Camaron)

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Mexican soup (sopa de camaron) with fresh gulf shrimp, white onion, carrots, potato, garlic, smoky guajillo chiles, and fresh epazote is full of flavor.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins
1 pot of soup


  • 2 cups water

  • 3 ounces guajillo chile peppers, seeded and deveined

  • 2 quarts water, divided

  • 1 tablespoon oil

  • 2 large carrots, peeled and cubed

  • 1 large potato, peeled and cubed

  • ½ white onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, diced

  • 2 cubes chicken bouillon

  • 1 sprig fresh epazote leaves

  • 1 pound Gulf shrimp


  1. Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a saucepan. Add guajillo chile peppers and boil until soft, about 10 minutes. Drain and transfer to a blender. Add 1/2 cup fresh water and process sauce until liquefied. Strain sauce into a bowl.

  2. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add carrots, potato, onion, and garlic; cook and stir until slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Pour in the sauce and cook until combined, about 3 minutes more. Add remaining water and bring to a boil. Add bouillon and epazote. Simmer until vegetables are soft, 7 to 10 minutes. Stir in shrimp and cook until opaque, about 3 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

226 Calories
5g Fat
24g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 226
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 173mg 58%
Sodium 825mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 55mg 273%
Calcium 91mg 7%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 780mg 17%

* 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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