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Last updated at 11:50 GMT, Thursday, 18 February 2010

Chupe de Mariscos

Sandy Valenzuela

This recipe was sent in by Sandra Valenzuela from Chile

I was living in Winchester last year. There, I cooked this seafood recipe, very typical in my country... a total success between my friends. It is very easy to prepare. Instead of fish you can use crabs, prawns, shrimps or replace the seafood with mushrooms.

Sandy Valenzuela

Chupe de Mariscos

The finished dish

Ingredients (for 4-6 people)

  • 250 gr sliced bread (without the crust)
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 large onion (or 2 medium sizes onions), finely chopped
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 400 gr seafood, chopped (or mushrooms)
  • 1 fish stock cube
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 6 tbsp grated cheese (it could be Cheddar)
  • Âľ cup cream
  • salt


  1. Crumble the bread and put it to soak in milk.
  2. Put the olive oil in a saucepan and heat it.
  3. When it is hot add the garlic and onions, and fry until the onion is transparent.
  4. Add pepper, chilli powder and seafood (or mushrooms)
  5. Dilute the fish stock in the cup of warm water and add to the mixture.
  6. Add the soaking bread spoon by spoon, and the rest of the milk. When adding the bread mixture, stir continuously, otherwise the mixture will stick and burn.
  7. Add 3 tbsp of grated cheese over the top.
  8. Finally, add the cream.
  9. Stir slowly until all the ingredients are well blended and cooked.
  10. Taste the mixture and if it is necessary add a pinch of salt.
  11. Transfer to a serving bowl.
  12. Sprinkle the remaining grated cheese.
  13. Place in a preheated oven (Gas mark 5/375°F/190°C) for around 1 hour or until the top is golden.

Serve hot and ENJOY!!!!!

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Steve, Italy
I live in Italy and Italian food is excellent..but they don't like trying new things. Cheese and fish sounds strange to them..."Don't knock it until you have tried it"

Daniela, Slovakia
I made it with mushrooms and it was great!

Thank you for the recipe. Well If you travel to Arequipa a city in Peru you ll try lots of delicious dishes.For example Chupe de Camarones. Welcome and try our Peruvian traditional dishes. You ll like them . I m pretty sure of that!

Ali, Iraq
Thank you Sadny it was dellicous, I've got this simple recipe to share with you please.Makh’lamaIngredients (for one person)• Minced lamb meat (50-80 gm)• 1tbsp Chopped parsley • 2tbsp Onion (finely chopped)• 2tbsp Tomato sauce diluted in water• 1 egg• 2tbsp olive oilInstructions1. Put the olive oil in a saucepan and heat it.2. When it is hot add onions and fry until the onion is transparent.3. Add minced lamb meat and parsley and stir the mixture while frying.4. Whisk the egg before pouring it on the mixture of meat, onion and parsley.5. Put the cover of the saucepan over and lower the heat – keep it for two minutes before moving the cover.6. Add tomato sauce and raise the heat under the saucepan for 2 other minutes.Enjoy it.

Meryam, Saudi Arabia
thanks alot for this recipe..I will try to cook it seems very tasty..Im sure that my family will love it>>>>thak you again(*_~)

Sophia, China
Delicious food! I will try it though my cooking is not so good

Ayse, Turkey
thank you for this recipe.ıt looks delicious.ı like seafood very ı will try it

Yasmin, Morocco
Thank you Sandy for sharing this recipe. It's really delicious.

Nelson, Spain
Delicious!!¿y un pastel de jaiba qué tal te vendría Sandra? (Somebody can to get the recipe?! it's crab cake...)I hope all chileans and his families are ok after the earthquake. Cordially

Safiah, UK
Ilikk seafood dishes mmmmmmmmmmmvery nice, I'll try soonthanks alooot

Luis, Chile
Viva Chile, we'll wake up, and taste this beautiful dish!!!!

Sally, Egypt
It is delicious. I'll try to make it.

Phan Thanh Thuy, Viet Nam
This recipe looks so yummy, I'll be try it in near time.

Trisha, South Korea
It looks really good and I guess it is easy to make thanks

Yegi, South Korea
It looks delicious. I'll make it for dinner tomorrow...

Juan manuel, Chile
This recipe it´s really TASTY, I recommend to all people.

thanks for posting! It's perfect

Esta­baliz, Spain
It´s very easy and delicious.The chupe is fantastic for one dinner with friends

Cai yongsheng, China
Very good delicious

NgoHongGiang, Viet Nam
it seems to be easy-cooking and looks delicous. Maybe I'll try it. My hometown also has many typical seafood recipe and I'd like to share with u in the near future.

Miriam, Italy
Like Luciano from Italy I can't imagine the mixture of cheese, fish, pepper, chilli powder and cream. I prefer fish cooked in a simple way in order to taste the...sea in it. It's a matter of taste, of course. Bye!

Gee, Philippines
yeah, it seems easy to do and it looks delicious.

Gabriel, Chile
I do not how is the test with mushrooms, but with seafood is wonderful.Everyone must try.

Sarah, Algeria
Hi, it seems delicious and easy to make mmmmmm..., i'll try it.

Mª José, Spain
The seafood recipe looks delicious. If you don't like seafood, you can do it with mushroom and bacon. Seems very easy!!Thanks Sandra.

This recipe is similar to chupe de camarones in my country ,both delicious.

Diego, Colombia:
really it's delicious i want to prove its flavor

Valeria, Chile
mmmm....very tasty!!!!

Widom, Taiwan
I've tried to made it by myself!! My finished dish is very very yummy but has a bad-looking. Haha

Ksenia, Ukraine
I like cheese and seafood! It must be great!

Nancy, Colombia
Hmmm, delicious!!!

i very very good your recipe!

Arnaldo CĂ©sar, Chile
I do recommend it with white wine! Yummy...

Amrita Alam Sandhy, Bangladesh looks delicious..My hubby loves to eat anything which is made by milk and cream..and I'm also with the sweet tooth...It's easy to prepare..hmmm...yeah..This night I'm going to surprise my hubby with this mouth watering dish..I think,I can use chicken instead of using sea food because I don't like seafoods...

Dorio, Brasil
I don't like seafoods... I LOVE IT. And this recipe seems easy to prepare for my wife. But, there's one problem: my wife doesn't like chilli, I 'll try use other kind of pepper.

Veronica, Chile
This is a very traditional dish in our country. It's delicious!! .You should all try it.

It seem to be delicious.I'll try it:))

This looks delicious.But I don't like cheese.Thank you for your recipe.

Mawimbi, Tanzania
Cream and cheese! lovely mixture but are there any replacement of cream? hard to get those in my place if someone stays in rural area..

Hye Na, South Korea
Looks Delicious!I don't like seafood, but it looks GREAT!! Thank you for your recipe!!

Nina, Serbia
It's seems very delicious.I will try that...

Hiro, Japan
This looks delicious.In my contry, we often eat seafood and do fish.I would like to cook this dish because I want to get more skills to do fish.

Yani , Hong Kong
Althogh l won`t try it ,l think it would be delicious.Thank you for your recipe.

Khon Kaen, Thailand
Hi, anybody. I like sea food very much even if I can't eat shrimp because I allergic to the shrimp. However, I like this special receipt.Yummy !!!!Wisarut S

Cholpan, Turkey
Dear. we don't have a chilli powder. :(

Paulo Penchiná, Brazil
I love seafood and this one seems delicious. I will talk with my wife for her try to ptrpare it to ourselves.

Rodolfo, Brazil
Well...this dish is mouth-watering!I'm very fond of seafood. Good recipe!

Edinaldo, Brazil
Hi everyone,I don't like seafood, but this one seems to be very good.I will try it, but if I will be able to prepare it, it will be another story.Bye-bye

Nancy, Mex
I would like to cook it. It seem to be delicious. thank you

Luciano, Italy
It is matter of philosophy: in Naples we respect the seafood or fish characteristics and our cuisine is intended to exalt these ones. So, I remain perplex imagining their marriage with the Cheddar. However, a good philosophy should be ready to change.


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