Shrimp and Octopus Soup (Caldo de Camaron y Pulpo)
This is a ‘Caldo’ or soup made with Shrimp and Octopus. This is for all the Mexican and seafood lovers. This soup can be eaten with Tortillas or Tostadas.
Over medium-high heat, add the water to a large soup pot and bring to a boil.
Octopus should be added after about 20 minutes of boiling.
Oil should be heated in a skillet over medium-high heat while the octopus is boiling.
Add the pasilla pepper, potatoes, celery, and carrots.
Add the tomato and onion at the very end of the 15 minutes of frying.
It is not necessary to fully cook the ingredients.
Add the shrimp in their shells to the octopus after it has boiled for 20 minutes, then let it continue to boil for 5 more.
Add the browned vegetables to the pot and season with salt to taste.
Add corn, if using, along with the shrimp.
Allow the mixture to simmer for 15 minutes.