Sunday, June 21, 2009

How to Make Parihuela - Peruvian Seafood Soup



Last week I talked about my attempt to make a wonderful Peruvian seafood soup that we discovered at a restaurant near by called La Mar. While the soup that I attempted was delicious it was nothing like the parihuela that we at La Mar.

The night of my post my husband and I returned to taste that soup again, I was determined to figure out how to make it. As before the soup was WONDERFUL, delivered to our table in a sizzling hot ceramic bowl, the broth bubbling and boiling right in front of us. That first taste, mmmmmmm flavorful and spicy...well that and I burned my mouth and had to grab a quick sip of beer.

I ate that wonderful soup and was not any closer to knowing how to make it then I was before. Stumped and puzzled I ate my meal pondering the possible ingredients of the soup. To tell the truth the second trip to La Mar was a far better experience then the first, this time we knew what to order. We got the soup but we also got a Plancha, the marinara plancha to be precise. it is cooked on a hot cast iron pan with seafood and a garlic butter sauce, so great.

The meal was heaven but I still had no idea how to make that soup so I asked and guess what neither do they. The restaurant makes a tomato based seafood broth and adds a chili sauce that they buy from Peru and I was informed that I would not find the Peruvian chili needed to make the soup. I think maybe next time go I will ask if I can buy the chili sauce they use.



7 comments:

Aimée said...

Oh my these dishes look amazing!!I haven't seem a gorgeous platter of seafood like that in a while. hope you get the soup recipe so you can share!

thislittlelightofmine said...

I'm enjoying your blog. Love to get new cooking ideas!

Shayne said...

thank you

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

This looks absolutely amazing. I'm a sucker for anything that includes a variety of sea food.

Warda said...

Oh my!!! I shouldn't have seen this post...I really shouldn't!!!

Shayne said...

Warda, I know it looks so good. I will try to figure these recipes out before moving back to the States

Maggie said...

Everything looks so delicious! I hope you find a way to recreate the soup and share it.