Caldillo de congrio con vino blanco

Recipe from: 11 May 2010

Ingredients 18
Servings 8
Time 20 mins


  • 4 x 250
    pieces of any firm, white-fleshed fish
  • 500
    prawns (optional – you can substitute this for small, peeled potatoes if you like)
  • 500
    clams, scallops or mussels – or a combination of all three.
  • 4
    large tomatoes, peeled, seeded, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 1
    fresh home-made fish stock – the stock is very important here and easy enough to make
  • 3
    garlic, peeled and crushed into a paste
  • 1
    large onion, cut in half and thinly sliced
  • 1/2
    large carrot, peeled and grated
  • 1/2
    spanish smoked paprika – hot or medium, it’s your choice
  • 1/4
    red pepperoni (bell pepper), thinly sliced
  • 2
    dried bay leaves
  • 1
    fresh parsley tops – just break off the tops and discard the twigs
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 250
    heavy cream
  • 1
    egg yolk
  • 125
    fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 3
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 200
    excellent quality dry white wine


40 mins
Heat the oil in a large wok or heavy based saucepan over medium heat before adding the onions and sautéing until translucent but not yet golden.

Add the garlic and paprika & stir to incorporate with the onions and then the pepperoni and the carrots – stir fry for another 2 minutes.

Now add the tomatoes, the stock, the wine, the bay leaves and parsley tops.

Season and bring to a brisk simmer before reducing the heat and simmering gently for another 20 minutes or so.

Add the fish, the shellfish and if you are using potatoes, add them now as well.

Simmer over low heat until the fish has changed from translucent to opaque and the shellfish has opened – this shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes.

In a separate bowl, whisk the cream with the egg yolk well and slowly ladle some of the hot soup into the egg mixture before adding the egg mixture to the soup.

You have to do it his way to prevent the egg and cream mixture from curdling.

Add the fresh parsley (you can pretty much add as much as you like) and serve at once.



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