Saturday, February 9, 2013

Caldo de Mariscos... Seafood Soup

Caldo de Mariscos
Seafood Soup
Forget tacos and burritos, this is some of the best from the Mexican table.  If you like seafood, you’ll love this refreshing soup!  If you have access to fresh seafood, by all means add clams, oysters, mussels, lobster, squid or whatever is fresh! 

6 plum tomatoes, chopped
1/2 white onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/3-cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon Mexican oregano
1/8-teaspoon ground cumin
Salt to taste
1/2-teaspoon black pepper
2 1/2 quarts fish stock
2 dozen medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 1/2 pounds red snapper, or sea Bass, cut into chunks
8 large crab claws
Key lime wedges for garnish
Jalapeno strips for garnish

Puree the tomatoes, onion, and garlic in a blender. In a stockpot, heat the olive oil and add the tomato mixture. Cook over medium-low heat until thickened, stirring often. Add the oregano, cumin, salt, pepper, and fish stock and bring to a boil over a medium-low heat for 10 minutes. Add the shrimp, fish, and crab claws and continue cooking for another 10 minutes. Serve immediately. Garnish with fresh key lime wedges and strips of jalapeno on the side.
Serves 8

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