Shrimp and fish broth

Shrimp and fish broth

One of the most characteristic dishes of the coastal areas is the shrimp and fish broth, its ingredients are inexpensive and ideal to feed a large number of people, which makes these dishes one of the favorite dishes for both locals and tourists.

Today we will show you how to prepare this delicious dish in a quick and easy way, stay and join us!


  • 800 grams of shrimp
  • 300 grams of fish cut into squares
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 3 potatoes
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 chiles de árbol
  • 4 guajillo chilies
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ onion
  • 3 garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Clean the chiles de árbol and guajillo very well with plenty of water and with the help of a knife completely remove the veins and seeds. Then let them soak in hot water for 5 minutes to soften them.
  2. Once ready, pour the chiles into a blender along with the garlic, ¼ cup of water, salt and pepper to taste. Blend until you get a smooth paste.
  3. In a saucepan with olive oil over medium heat, add ¼ of the onion cut into small cubes and sauté until transparent. Once ready add the chili paste with the help of a strainer, add 1 liter of water, this will be the broth of the preparation.
  4. Once you notice that the broth boils, add the chopped carrots, cook for 5 minutes over medium heat, then add the potatoes cut into small cubes and fish, stir a little and let it all integrate.
  5. Once the potatoes are cooked, add the tomato cut into small squares, cook for 5 minutes and then add the shrimp and cook for about 8 minutes more.
  6. Once the mixture has boiled, your shrimp and fish broth is ready and you can season it by adding pepper and salt to taste. Add parsley and basil to taste.


  • The most recommended fish to prepare this delicious shrimp and fish broth recipe are cod, halibut, snapper, tilapia and sole because they cook very quickly.
  • Any saltwater fish you choose for this recipe should be easy to flake once you prick it with a fork, you can also add scallops to the broth as they are very tender once cooked.
  • Don’t forget to top it off with that crusty bread you always have at home! It’s essential here, to help soak up all that extra delicious broth.
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