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Soups + Chowder

A Romantic Meal with Peruvian Shrimp Chowder and Champagne

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Peruvian Seafood Chowder

Sometimes an elegant soup and a glass of champagne are all it takes for a special, satisfying and yes, seductive romantic meal for two and this recipe for Peruvian Shrimp Chowder would certainly entice me!

Peruvian Shrimp Chowder (Chupe de Camarones)
Recipe by Avocados from Peru


  • 1 pound Hokkaido pumpkin
  • 3/4 pound potatoes, peeled
  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon crab or lobster paste
  • 2/3 cup corn
  • 3 ¾ cups vegetable stock
  • 1 ½ cups coconut milk
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Wooden skewers
  • 1 Peruvian avocado
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs
  • Fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 pound prawns


  1. Roughly dice pumpkin and potatoes. Cut the onion into quarters and mince the garlic.
  2. Lightly sauté in 3 tablespoons olive oil. Add crab paste and corn, briefly sauté and pour in vegetable stock and coconut milk. Simmer over medium heat for about 20 minutes and puree with a hand blender.
  3. Fry prawns in remaining 1 tablespoon hot oil for 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and arrange on wooden skewers.
  4. Cut avocado in half, remove pit, and peel. Cut avocado flesh into cubes. Roughly chop up the eggs.
  5. Divide soup into 4 bowls and sprinkle with avocado and egg crumbles. Add a prawn-skewer to each soup bowl.

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Seduction Meals is about Food + Romance, and everything in-between. . . a sumptuous menu, alluring presentation, sensuous music, luscious cocktails and the right ambiance. Like a precious gift, preparing a romantic meal for two is about making that certain someone feel extra special. With just the right combination of ambience and culinary delights, you too can create a memorable, delicious experience for your loved one. Seduction Meals. Everyone has one - what's YOURS?



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Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.