Parihuela Recipe

  1. Peruvian Parihuela Recipe
  2. How to prepare Parihuela
  3. Ingredients
    1. Ingredients for the Parihuela broth
  4. Method
  5. Tips and tricks
  6. Additional information

Peruvian Parihuela Recipe

Parihuela is a typical and delicious soup of Peruvian cuisine. ready based on fish and shellfish, In addition, many know it as the famous "raise dead". Which is why more than one, I'm almost sure, has helped get up after a night out. Let's go with the recipe!

How to prepare Parihuela

Peruvian Recipe of Parihuela

This succulent soup is very popular in the coastal cities of Peru. If you did not know how to prepare it or if you thought it was very difficult to do it, with our recipe you will see that it is very easy to cook and does not require much knowledge or time. This soup is ideal to surprise your friends or family on any occasion.

🔪 Prep Time15 minutes
🍲 Cook Time10 minutes
⏲️ Total Time25 minutes
🍽️ Servings6 servings
🔥 Calories130 calories


  • 250 grams of fish
  • 250 grams of shrimp (prawns in other countries)
  • 2 tablespoons ground yellow pepper
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 tomato, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup (236 milliliters) of white wine
  • 12 cups of fish stock (1 cup equals 236 milliliters)
  • 1 branch of Chinese onion
  • 1 teaspoon grated kion (ginger)
  • 1 sliced ​​red pepper
  • Salt, pepper, cumin and garlic to taste
  • Yuyo seaweed
  • Lemon to accompany the dish
  • Canchita serrana (Peruvian fried corn)

Ingredients for the Parihuela broth

  • 1 head of fish
  • 1 dozen mussels (mussels in other countries)
  • 4 crabs
  • 2 tablespoons of parsley
  • 1 onion
  • 1 stalk of celery
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  1. First you are going to prepare the fish broth. Put the fish head, the mussels, the crabs, the parsley, the onion cut into 4 and the celery stalk cut into several parts in a pot and cover everything with water and cook.
  2. While the broth is being made, prepare a dressing in a frying pan. Fry the onion with the garlic, the yellow pepper, the panca pepper, the tomato, the cumin and add salt and pepper to taste. Fry everything until the onion is golden.
  3. Now add the wine and the previously prepared fish broth. When it starts to boil add the fish in medium pieces and let it cook with the pot covered over medium heat.
  4. Add the choros (mussels), the shrimps (prawns), the octopus and cook for 5 more minutes. Check the salt and add the ginger and weeds.
  5. Serve with slices of hot pepper on top (without veins so it doesn't sting too much), lemon and fried canchita.
  6. To present the Parihuela, use the crabs, the mussels in their vulva, lemons in pieces on the sides and chopped Chinese onion on top.

Ready to eat a delicious Parihuela? wait i got a couple of tips that will help you make your Parihuela unique and unforgettable.

Tips and tricks

  • If the soup is a bit watery, you can thicken it with a little chuño (cornstarch) diluted in water.
  • If possible, replace the wine with Chicha de Jora.

Additional information

Historians say that this typical Peruvian dish is typical of our main port Callao. Formerly the inhabitants of the constitutional province, who were mostly fishermen, They prepared this soup based on fish, shellfish and other ingredients in large quantities after long hours of work.

People say that to make the stove they used the useless "parihuelas" (a kind of wooden board used to transport the load of the day's catch) to prepare this substantial soup.

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When the fishermen went to collect the stretchers the typical phrase was heard: "Let's go for a parihuela, to make a treat", a phrase that was transformed until it became: "Let's make a parihuela" and finally adopted to call this delicious marine stew.

In addition to its delicious flavor, many attribute aphrodisiac properties to it, and it is not for less, since thanks to the amount of fish and shellfish this soup contains large amounts of phosphorus.

Now it remains to enjoy it with family and friends. If you liked it, we ask you to comment, value the recipe and help us by sharing it on your social networks. Thanks!

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