How to make Sopa De Camarao -

Prawn soup.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Prawns (kolambi/jhinga), Butter (मक्खन )

Cuisine : Goan

Course : Soups

Sopa De Camarao

Sopa De Camarao Recipe Card


Hindi: jhinga
Favourite seafood? Prawns, prawns and more of prawns. A wide variety of small crustaceans, tiny relatives of the lobster, are known as prawns. Prawns are normally translucent when raw but get their distinctive pink or red colour on being cooked. one word of caution – if buying unpeeled prawns, smell for freshness and look for bright, shiny shells that have some spring left in them.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Sopa De Camarao Recipe

  • Prawns (kolambi/jhinga) 3/4 cup

  • Butter 1 tablespoon

  • Onion small

  • Garlic 3 cloves

  • Potatoes 2

  • Fish stock 3 1/2 cups

  • Cream 3 tablespoons

  • Black pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh parsley a few sprigs


Step 1

Shell and de-vein the prawns, wash them thoroughly. Drain and keep aside. Peel and finely chop the onion. Peel and crush the garlic. Wash, peel and chop the potatoes. Clean, wash and chop the parsley. Melt butter gently over low heat in a heavy bottomed saucepan.

Step 2

Add the chopped onions and crushed garlic and fry till onions become soft. Add the potatoes and fry for 2-3 minutes. Add the fish stock . simmer for 2-3 minutes.

Step 3

Stir in half the prawns, cook for 2-3 minutes and remove from heat. Allow to cool slightly. Puree the soup in a blender or food processor and pour back into the saucepan. Add cream, salt and pepper. Simmer gently for 5 minutes. Stir in the parsley and the reserved prawns, cook till done. Remove from heat and serve hot.

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