Shrimp Asopao (Shrimp Stew)

  • Active Time 15m
  • Total Time 15m
  • Rating ****

Makes 6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped, seeded tomatoes
  • 16 large uncooked shrimp, peeled, cleaned and deveined
  • 1/4 cup recaito (see Note)
  • 5 cups warm chicken stock
  • 3 cups cooked white rice
  • 1 cup cooked asparagus tips
  • 1 cup cooked peas, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup chopped stuffed olives


In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, heat the vegetable oil until hot. Add the onion and sauté until translucent, 3-4 minutes.

Add the tomatoes and sauté until softened, 2-3 minutes. Add the shrimp and sauté until opaque, about 3 minutes. Stir in the recaito. Add the remaining ingredients, and stir well. Bring the stew almost to a boil, then serve at once.

NOTE: If recaito is not available, combine equal parts of chopped onion, chopped jalapeño peppers and cilantro, and add a little olive oil.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Doubleday. All rights reserved.

RecID 5424

nutrition information per serving

254 calories; 7g total fat; 28mg cholesterol; 277mg sodium; 34g carbohydrates; 4g fiber; 14g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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