Peruvian chupe de pescado fish soup

Peruvian chupe de pescado fish soup

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In Peru, “Semana Santa” (Easter) is celebrated extensively. My name is Mariëla and I am back to tell you something about my native Peru. While people in the Netherlands are getting ready for “The Passion”, Easter for people in Peru is a real religious experience, full of different festivities and traditions. The Catholic faith is celebrated extensively there. In addition to these festivities, there is of course also good food. In this blog we are going to work with a fish soup recipe. We make a Peruvian chupe de pescado fish soup.

Festivities in Peru

fish soup recipe

 Ayacucho is one of the places where “The Holy Week” where the most important religious and cultural festival is. From April 8 to April 17, the population mobilizes to participate in various religious ceremonies, as well as cultural and artistic activities. Ayacucho is located in the center-south of the country. In the Andean region, bordering Junín to the north, Cuzco to the northeast, Apurimac to the east, Arequipa to the south, Ica to the west and Huancavelica to the northwest. 

Huamanga is the capital of Ayacucho and it is one of the most visited destinations at Easter. It is a beautiful town of mestizo people with narrow streets and houses with “Serrano” roofs. It has thirty-three traditional churches and chapels. I visited all of these with my friends during a day-long walk. It's very rewarding because you see more of the city, as well as interact with the locals of the city.

Meeting of the locals and tourists

Every year it brings together tens of thousands of tourists who come from all over Peru and abroad. All this to take part in this religious festival and the rich folklore that takes place during the celebrations. During the 10 days of the celebrations, visitors will be awed by the residents' deep-rooted creed. It is represented in a very real way in all the crowded processions and religious ceremonies. With colored powder, sand, flowers and dust, people make a kind of carpets on the street, which become beautiful works of art on the floor.

Impressive celebrations

Apart from the days when the representation of the pain and death of Jesus is relived, what I found most impressive was the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus in the Risen Christ the Cathedral Basilica lit by thousands of candles and led by hundreds of devotees. If you are in Peru in April, visit Ayacucho and experience the charm of this city and its celebrations.

Peruvian chupe de pescado fish soup: Fish on the table

At home in Peru we are not allowed to eat red meat or chicken during Easter. We only eat fish or vegetarian food. That's why I'm sharing a fish soup recipe that we ate at home, a Peruvian chupe de pescado fish soup. It is a delicious Peruvian soup and the word chupe comes from the word "chuwa misa", which means deep dish in Quechua. This delicious soup is made with ají panca, aji amarillo and fried onion with garlic. Disfrutalo!

Peruvian chupe de pescado fish soup
This soup is often served with a fried egg on top.

Happy Easter and enjoy each other!

Here you will find the complete recipe with all the ingredients you need. I hope you have fun preparing the dish below.

Peruvian chupe de pescado fish soup

Peruvian chupe de pescado fish soup

We delve into Peruvian cuisine for a fish soup served during Easter.

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Hallway: soup
Kitchen: Peruvian
Keyword: feta, cod, mint, red onion
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 people
calories: 293kcal
Author: Mariela Aldana van de Haar
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  • 500 gram cod fillet
  • 100 gram Dutch shrimps
  • 1 Red onion - XNUMX onion - shredded
  • 1 tomato - skinned and pitted
  • 350 ml fish fond
  • 50 ml cooking cream
  • 4 el olive oil
  • 1 small can but - leaked
  • 50 gram basmati rice
  • 1 tin can broad beans
  • 80 gram Feta - cut in pieces

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And this is how you make it:

  • In a large stockpot, pour 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil, add 1 tbsp ají panca paste, 1 tbsp Peruvian chili paste, 1 chopped red onion, 1 peeled and seedless tomato diced, all herbs/spices, and 1 tbsp liquid garlic up. Bake for 10 minutes on low heat.
  • Add the fish stock, the canned corn, 50 grams of rice and the broad beans, put the lid on the pan and cook for about 8 minutes.
  • Fry the cod fillets in a frying pan with some olive oil.
  • Cut the fried cod fillets into 4 cubes and add to the soup together with the Dutch shrimps, add salt to taste, stir gently to prevent the fish from breaking, cook for another 3 minutes on medium heat.
  • Pour the cream into the pan and turn off the heat.
  • Ladle into low bowls and serve with a fried egg and some diced feta.
  • Delicious bites!
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This blog ”Peruvian chupe de pescado fish soup” is a contribution from guest foodie Mariela from Taste Peru. You can buy her Peruvian jam and, for example, the pepper paste "aji amarillo" on her website. The pasta gives a nice color to your dishes, as in this fish soup recipe.

Are you also curious about this colorful and tasteful kitchen? We already made some very tasty dishes:

This vegetarian Peruvian causa Limena. 

Or a meal of soup, the chupe de papas.

And for breakfast the tacacho con cecina. 

A kind of Peruvian croquette is the papa rellena. 

Not to mention a tiradito with passion fruit. 

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