Chupe de pescado is a special soup enjoyed in Peru during lent. A soup made with fresh vegetables and white fish. Light, but filling.
Servings6to 8 servings
6piecesof cod (1.5 lb)
1small red onion
2tablespoonají amarillo or dried habanero
1cupClamato® Tomato Cocktail
1can evaporated milk
6 to 8eggs(1 egg per person)
1cupqueso fresco cut in chunks
Fish: Using paper towels, pat the fish dry on both sides. Place flour, salt, and pepper on a plate. Coat fish on both sides with flour, pressing down firmly so it adheres, but shake well to remove excess.
Heat olive oil over medium heat and cook 2 pieces of fish at a time. Cook for 2 minutes until golden and crisp, pressing down gently, then flip. Cook the other side for 2 minutes until crisp then remove. Set aside.
Vegetables: Add squash, peas, lima beans, corn, carrots, and potatoes to a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are done about 10 minutes. You can make this step a few days before and keep it in the refrigerator.
Soup: Heat some oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté 4 minutes, add the garlic and cook a minute more.
Add fish stock and Clamato® Tomato Cocktail to a boil. Add the reserved vegetables, salt, pepper, oregano, mint, and ají amarillo. Cook for 10 minutes.
Lower the heat, add evaporated milk, mix and drop 6 eggs. Cover and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
While the soup is simmering, heat a small frying pan, add 1/2 tablespoon of butter and fry a few slices of bread. Repeat until you have enough slices for the number of guests you have.
Remove the soup from the stove, add chunks of queso fresco and serve.