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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Recipe Summary

prep:
35 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

269 calories; protein 36.4g 73% DV; carbohydrates 18.4g 6% DV; fat 5.2g 8% DV; cholesterol 183.9mg 61% DV; sodium 462.4mg 19% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2008
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 good. I would love to try it with fresh octopus. I have a large pot that is also good for frying so I poured the liquid and seafood into the fried vegetables. I think it really brought out the flavor. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/18/2011
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. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2008
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 good. I would love to try it with fresh octopus. I have a large pot that is also good for frying so I poured the liquid and seafood into the fried vegetables. I think it really brought out the flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/07/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2009
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 for the water 1/4 cup green chiles for the pasilla chile peppers For seasoning I used flax oil minced garlic chipotle red pepper parsley and salt.I left out the potatoes... Awesome good. This was a great find for a seafood lover. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2007
I added Cilantro to the stock and it tasted even better! The soup base was good but needed a little pizzaz. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2005
Soup turned out great. I subbed the octopus for calamari. (octopus would of been great but the crowd I was serving was alittle timid). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2008
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 have any celery so I used celery salt and used both fresh and stewed tomatoes. I also added a little comino powder to give it a little smokiness. I will definitely be making this again! It was so easy so fast and so delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2009
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 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2008
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 seasonings with a kick. I like the soup to have a little color. I put the sauce in with the shrimp along with some dried orgeno. It was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/07/2010
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 tender. I scaled this recipe up to 12 servings and For the salt I used 1 1/4 knorr shrimp bullion cubes. This added the taste it was missing. I left out the corn. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/18/2011
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. Read More
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