Step 1: Grocery List
1 bag of carrots
1 pack of celery
1 bundle of parsley
1 bundle of cilantro
1 large can of chicken broth
1 large can of V-8
2 cans of diced tomatoes
Season all salt ( any brand as long as it's red)
2 bay leaves
Olive or avocado oil
All purpose flour
2 lbs of fish (Cod)
1/2 pound of bay scallops
1 lbs of shrimp
1/2 cluster of crab ( snow crab or blue)
***** bonus material*****
To make a Caldo Siete Mares ( soup of the seven seas).
1 mixed seafood blend
This extra step is not necessary, but adds an extra kick to the original recipe. See step 24
Step 2: Materials Need
Large mixing bowls
Step 3: Chop Onion
Step 4: Carrots
Add to your mixing bowl along with the onions.
Step 5: Celery
Chop celery and add to mixing bowl along with the carrots and onions.
Step 6: Parsley
Add to vegetables in the mixing bowl.
Step 7: Cilantro
add to the vegetables in the mixing bowl.
Step 8: Garlic
Add to the vegetables in the mixing bowl.
Step 9: Begin Cooking
Set your stove to medium-high and place you stock pot.
Step 10: Combine Ingredients
2 table spoons of oil ( olive or avocado)
1 tablespoon of all purpose flour
And cook until golden brown
Step 11: White Wine
Allow it to simmer about 30 seconds.
It will roll to a rapid bowl so watch closely.
Step 12: Vegetables
Stir and cover for approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Stir occasionally until the onions are translucent then proceed to the next.
Step 13: Bay Leaves
Step 14: Season All Salt
While you're cooking make sure to check for the onions to be ready they will look translucent. When they are translucent proceed to the next step.
Step 15: Diced Tomatoes
Step 16: V-8 or Vegetable Juice
Proceed to the next up
Step 17: Chicken Broth
Let the pot come to a rolling boil.
Note now is the time to begin cutting your seafood and prepping the seafood for the pot.
Step 18: Fish
I prefer to use cod or any other white fish that does not flake and fall apart. Please don't use catfish or tilapia they do not work with the soup.
Step 19: Crab
Place crab inside the boiling pot.
Allow the crab and fish to boil and cook for approximately 20 minutes.
*Note* for those planning to make "Caldo Siete Mares" now is the time to add the seafood mix blend. See step # 24.
Step 20: Bay Scallops
Add the bay scallops to the boiling pot.
Proceed to the next step.
Step 21: Shrimp
Wait for the celery to be completely cooked before adding the shrimp.
Step 22: Reduce Heat
Step 23: Presentation
Thank you for taking the time to read this long recipe, I hope you enjoy the soup. If you like it come back and vote.
Step 24: Caldo 7 Mares
Add the seafood mix
If you can't find a pre-made mix
Oysters, octopus, squid, clams or any other seafood you would like to add can be added.
Return to step # 20