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Caldo de Camarón (Shrimp Soup)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
This is the easiest shrimp soup that you will find on the internet (only 30 minutes from start to finish). Caldo de camarón has a lot of Latin American and Caribbean flavors.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Caribbean
Keyword: caldo de camaron, shrimp soup
Servings: 4 people
  • 400 gr peeled deveined shrimps preferably 26/30 size
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes 400gr
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 big potato
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 shrimp bouillon cube
  • 1 tabasco pepper
  • 1 handful cilantro
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Lime
  1. Peel, clean and devein the shrimp.
  2. Peel and cut the potato and carrots into same size cubes
  3. Chop roughly the cilantro and the tabasco pepper. Mince the garlic and cut the onion into cubes.
  4. In a big pan heat the olive oil and toss the onion and the garlic. Let it cook for 30 sec to 1 minute until the garlic is fragrant.
  5. Add the fresh shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes per side. Remove it from the pot. Save for later.
  6. Toss the carrot, potatoes, tabasco pepper and the can of crushed tomatoes. Add about 500 ml of water and the shrimp bouillon cube. Boil until the carrot and potatoes are fork-tender (about 20 minutes)
  7. Add the shrimp and chopped cilantro back to the soup. Boil for 5 minutes to integrate the flavors.
  8. Serve with a lime wedge.