Sopa criolla is normally made with chopped meat and is very popular among locals in Lima, Peru. It is also known as ‘sopa a la minuta’ or minute soup because it can be prepared quickly, with sabroso results. Since I recently had some shrimp in the refrigerator, I thought of making a seafood version of this delicious dish, using shrimp in place of meat.
The results were exquisito and filling; now I have another recipe for comforting the whole family on the coldest days. Scallops can also be used in place of shrimp, but in this case, they should only be added at the last minute of cooking; then let sit and serve a few minutes afterward. This will prevent overcooking and keep the scallops soft and juicy.
I invite you to try out this recipe- I’m sure you’ll enjoy it so much, it will become part of your own culinary repertoire at home!