Octopus and Prawn Soup

    1 hour 15 minutes

    This is a soup for seafood lovers! Prawns and octopus are simmered together and finished with fresh corn.

    20 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 8 cups (2 litres) water
    • 900g octopus, cut into 3cm pieces
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 cup diced carrots
    • 1 cup diced celery
    • 2 cups cubed potatoes
    • 2 tablespoons chilli flakes
    • 1/2 cup chopped onion, or to taste
    • 1 cup diced tomato
    • 700g large prawns in shells
    • 1 cup fresh corn kernels (optional)
    • 1 pinch salt to taste

    Preparation:35min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

    1. Place the water in a large soup pot, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add octopus and continue boiling for about 20 minutes.
    2. While the octopus is boiling, heat oil in a frypan over medium-high heat. Add carrots, celery, potatoes and chilli flakes. Fry for about 15 minutes, adding the onion and tomato at the very end. The ingredients do not need to be fully cooked.
    3. When the octopus has boiled for 20 minutes, add the prawns in their shells to the octopus and let it boil for 5 more minutes. Add the vegetables from the frypan and season with salt to your liking. If corn is used, put it in with the prawns. Let everything simmer together for 15 minutes.

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    Great taste and very flexible. I had a bag of frozen mixed seafood (shrimp, octopus, squid, muscles, etc.), and I wanted to do a nice soup with it. I used this recipe, and it turned out very good. I would love to try it with fresh octopus. I have a large pot that is also good for frying, so I poured the liquid and seafood into the fried vegetables. I think it really brought out the flavor.  -  06 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    My husband and I love Octopus and shrimp. This receipe is great. Tried it with family and they loved it. It has a lot of flavor.  -  04 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I had a pack of surimi, baby shrimp, squid, and octopus that I pulled out of the freezer to make this. This made a good base. I made a couple substitutions: 2 quarts low sodium chicken broth for the water, 1/4 cup green chiles for the pasilla chile peppers, For seasoning, I used flax oil, minced garlic, chipotle red pepper, parsley, and salt.I left out the potatoes... Awesome good. This was a great find for a seafood lover. Thanks for sharing!  -  01 Jun 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)