Fideo con camaron! Vermicelli-style pasta with shrimp, fideo with chicken, fideo with vegetables, soupy fideo or fideo seco! I will take it in any of those varieties as long as it’s a big bowl! Sopa or sopita as I lovingly call it was and is still a staple in our house. It brings back wonderful memories of my parents cooking.
Check out a few of my other favorite Fideo recipes below!
Fideo con Camaron (Pasta with Shrimp)
- 24 large shrimp peeled and cleaned
- 1/3 cup salsa de chile ancho or salsa negar see links below
- salt and pepper.
- 7 ounces fideo
- 1/2 cup onion diced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 jalapeño minced
- 1 red bell pepper sliced into strips
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 3 roma tomatoes chopped
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 1/3 teaspoon oregano
- 6 cups of chicken broth
- Salsa Macha
- In a bowl combine the clean shrimp. Mix in the chile ancho salsa and stir to coat evenly. Set aside.
- In a large skillet, add 3-4 tbs of oil and heat to medium. Add the fideo. Fry and toaste the fideo, stirring as needed until golden brown. Remove from heat and set aside.
- In a large pot, at medium heat, add 2 tbs of oil. Add the onion, garlic, jalapeño and bell pepper. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Saute for 5 minutes.
- In the blender, combine the roma tomatoes, tomato sauce, oregano and a pinch of salt. Blend on high until smooth.
- Pour blended tomato sauce into the pot with aromatics. Stir well to combine and cook for 7-10 minutes. Add the warm chicken broth and bring up to a simmer.
- Taste for salt, add cilantro and the previously toasted fideo. Cook at a steady simmer for 7-8 minutes or until fideo is cooked through. Add the reserved shrimp in and stir gently. Cook for another 5 minutes. Remove pot from heat and let sit for a few minutes before serving. Ladle into bowls and garnish with cilantro, lime, onion, avocado and diced chile serrano or salsa macha. Yields up to 6 servings.
Salsa de Chile Ancho
This is a basic red chile sauce that I use for many, many recipes. I choose chile ancho because it is on the mild side compared to some of the other dried chiles.