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Encebollado Mixto: Ecuador’s Fish & Shrimp Soup

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encebollado-mixto-ecuadorEncebollado 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.

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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.

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Hungry? Have you tried encebollado with shrimp?

What’s your favorite seafood dish abroad?

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Meet the Author

Bryan Haines is editor of GringosAbroad - one of the largest English language sites about Ecuador. Work with GringosAbroad. He is a travel blogger, photographer and content marketer. He is also co-founder of ClickLikeThis (GoPro tutorial blog) and Storyteller Media (content marketing for travel brands).

4 comments… add one
  • Thomas Condon Jul 28, 2014, 8:09 am

    This recipe is one that I will be making, you can make book on that. It looks sumptuous and it has heat, which is a huge plus.

  • Trish Markowitz Jul 19, 2014, 1:54 pm

    That shrimp soup looks delicious!!! We had hoped to be retired part time in Cuenca by now…we will be in Ecuador within a year; you info makes us want to hurry even more!!! :0) thanks for sharing! Trish Markowitz, Clearlake, California

  • maurice pittet Jul 19, 2014, 11:02 am

    Looks sumptious. We recently had a similar fish and pumpkin [or squash] soup in Cuba. It was delicious; even went for seconds. If and or when we make it Cuenca, we’ll have to do a bee line for this resto. Thinking of doing the Cuba,Ecuador, Peru circuit sometime soon.
    Great photos!

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