Sopa marinera

Sopa marinera is a flavorful Honduran soup consisting of fish or seafood such as crabs and shrimps, plantains, cassava, and coriander, cooked in coconut milk. The soup is extremely healthy due to the fact that all of the ingredients are cooked for only 15 minutes, preserving most of the nutrients in the process.

In order to accentuate its slightly sour flavor, some cooks add a small amount of white wine to the soup.


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat olive oil in a stockpot over medium heat. Add onion and cook until translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  • Add carrots, corn, and celery and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add chicken stock, tomatoes, ancho chili, chili powder, and cumin and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, place clams and mussels in a bowl of cold water to filter out sand.

  • Drain clams and mussels; add to the soup. Stir in cod and shrimp. Cover and boil until cod is white and flaky, mussels and clams are open, and shrimp is pink, 5 to 10 minutes. Serve immediately, topped with cilantro and avocado.

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