Sopa Marinera

“Uno de mis más gratos recuerdos de comida es la sopa de mariscos que hacíamos en Semana Santa en Punta Ratón con mi tío, con quien aprendí muchas cosas – como manejar lanchas, arreglar sus motores, y a hacer sus famosos panqueques. Nos preparábamos desde el miércoles para hacerla el viernes con todo tipo de mariscos: pescado, almejas, mejillones, cangrejo, langosta, camarones, pulpo, calamar y caracol! Primero freíamos los mariscos en crema de coco con curry y limón para sellarlos. También llevaba papa, yuca, plátano, cebolla, y consomé de camarón para que agarrará sabor rico. Solo dejábamos el caracol y los camarones aparte para tirarlos a la sopa cinco minutos antes de servir para que quedaran en el punto justo. Y como siempre, su toque final: un poquito de cerveza a la sopa. Comer todos juntos recién hecha la sopa, eso era lo más bonito.”

  This delicacy is a savory mix of fresh seafood and vegetables, with a slightly sweet taste. The combination of ingredients are endless and what distinguishes this soup is the magical touch of the coconut milk, which gives it its light color and sweetish flavor. In both the north and south coasts, this soup is an undeniable main dish, considered one of the most illustrative national specialties. Fresh seafood is brought in every day by local fishermen, who can be seen taking their nets to the water in their ‘lanchas’. Prepared in a simple, yet traditional way, many nutrients from the seafood and vegetables are preserved, making this soup not only appetizing, but also very healthy. White wine or beer may be added towards the end for a final kick, and be sure to have some more on the side as well!

Collaboration made by Hermann, a young biking & motorbike aficionado from Tegucigalpa, Honduras. He currently lives in Berlin, Germany where he’s completing his medical specialty in Urology.
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