Encebollado has become a family favorite here in Ecuador. We eat it at least once a week.
Although we had heard of encebollado mixto (also known as encebollado con camarones – or shrimp) we hadn’t had it yet. A friend of ours sells it only on Sunday. The rest of the week it is the regular encebollado. It seems that the smaller vendors only sell it occasionally.
So when we visited El Sabor De Las Costeñitas I just had to try it.
The overall flavor of the soup isn’t affected by the shrimp. It remains the same – but with a nice serving of shrimp. I liked the variety and it kind of reminded me of seafood chowder from Nova Scotia. Of course the broth is quite different but the two types of seafood did bring back the memory.
How Much Does Encebollado Mixto Cost?
Regular encebollado costs $2.00 per serving. With shrimp it costs $4.00. It comes served with tostado (toasted kernels of corn), lime wedges and some rice.
Hungry? Have you tried encebollado with shrimp?
What’s your favorite seafood dish abroad?