Peruvian shrimp omelette

Peruvian shrimp omelette

One of the variants of dishes prepared with shrimp that we have for you is the Peruvian shrimp omelette, a meal prepared in Arequipa, a region known for its rich and varied gastronomy in which you can also find soups such as shrimp chupe. Stick around and learn how to prepare this simple omelette.


  • 4 eggs
  • 200 grams of shrimp, peeled, deveined and chopped
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 sprig of chopped chives
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil, add the chopped onion, chives, parsley and sauté for 2 minutes.
  2. Then add the shrimp pieces and cook, stirring occasionally until slightly pink, 4 minutes more. Remove from heat.
  3. In a bowl, crack the eggs and then stir for 5 minutes until you have a frothy mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. In the same skillet that the shrimp are in, heat over medium-low heat and then pour in the eggs and cook each side of your Peruvian shrimp omelet for 3 minutes.

This Arequipa shrimp omelette can be served with rice and salads. It is very quick and easy to prepare, you don’t need to be a professional to make this very nutritious recipe.


  • Optionally you can add chopped red pepper if you wish and grate cheese on top as soon as it is cooked.
  • Chop the shrimp into small squares so they cook better and faster. If you chop the shrimp into dice-sized squares, it will be enough.
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