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Asopao

#Asopao #PuertoRican #Shrimp #Soup #homemade #CucinaDelloZio -

Asopao with Shrimp and Vegetables
by James Belardo

Asopao is a traditional Caribbean soup made with rice and typically made with chicken, pork, beef or seafood such as shrimp. Typically the rice is cooked in the soup but this alternative method will help prevent the rice from overcooking. Our version takes it’s cue from the island of Puerto Rico.

Ingredients
1 lb Shrimp (frozen, thawed)
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp coconut oil
2-3 cloves garlic, diced
1 small onion, cut
2 plum tomatoes, peeled and cut
1 red or yellow bell pepper
1-2 jalapeño peppers
1 carrot, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup peas
1/2 cup corn
1 cup white wine
4 cups Chicken stock (try our homemade version)
4 cups water
2-3 bay leaves
1 lime, juiced
handful cilantro
1 tbsp Zio’s Sazón con Achiote y Culantro (our homemade version) or use 1 packet GOYA brand
Salt and Pepper to taste

Starch
Brown rice with Turmeric,
precooked
Brown rice, precooked
Mofongo, fried and mashed plantain

Directions
1. make the rice and precook the frozen corn and peas.

2. In a dutch oven or stew pot, heat the olive and coconut with 1 tbsp Zio’s Sazón con Achiote y Culantro.
#Asopao #PuertoRican #Shrimp #Soup #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - olive + coconut oil + Zio's Sazon

3. Add the onions, garlic and the jalapeño peppers. let sauté until onions become slightly translucent.
#Asopao #PuertoRican #Shrimp #Soup #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - onions garlic and jalapeño

4. Add 1c white wine and let come to a boil.
#Asopao #PuertoRican #Shrimp #Soup #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - 1c white wine

5. Toss in the cut up tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes Toss in the bay leaves
#Asopao #PuertoRican #Shrimp #Soup #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - tomatoes #Asopao #PuertoRican #Shrimp #Soup #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - bay leaves

6.   Add the cut up carrots, let cook for a few minutes
#Asopao #PuertoRican #Shrimp #Soup #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - carrots

7. Add 1c water, let come to a boil and then add the cooked peas and corn
#Asopao #PuertoRican #Shrimp #Soup #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - 1c water #Asopao #PuertoRican #Shrimp #Soup #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - corn and peas

8. When it returns to a boil, add 1c chicken stock, return to boil.
#Asopao #PuertoRican #Shrimp #Soup #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - 1c chicken stock

9. Toss in the the chopped peppers and let return to a boil
#Asopao #PuertoRican #Shrimp #Soup #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - yellow (or red) bell pepper

10. Add the remaining 3c water and 3c stock one cup at a time, allowing the Asopao to  return to a boil each time
#Asopao #PuertoRican #Shrimp #Soup #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add the remaining stock and water 1c at a time #Asopao #PuertoRican #Shrimp #Soup #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add the remaining stock and water 1c at a time

11. Taste to stock and add salt and pepper as needed

12. Let cook for about 10-20 minutes and then add the handful of chopped cilantro and lime juice.
#Asopao #PuertoRican #Shrimp #Soup #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - salt to taste + cilantro and lime juice

13. Finally add the thawed shrimp and let the Asopao return to a boil cooking for about 5-10 minutes or until the shrimp seem ready.
#Asopao #PuertoRican #Shrimp #Soup #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - toss the shrimp in

15. Serve over rice and garnish with a bit of fresh cilantro.
#Asopao #PuertoRican #Shrimp #Soup #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - serve over turmeric rice #Asopao #PuertoRican #Shrimp #Soup #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - #Asopao #PuertoRican #Shrimp #Soup #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - with #mofongo

Enjoy

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Written by Zio James

June 19, 2017 at 5:59 PM

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