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Chaihuín Seafood Smoothie Recipe
Chaihuín Seafood Smoothie Recipe

A unique recipe originally published in the cookbook “On the Route of the Choro Zapato from Caleta Chaihuín,” a mollusk that grows in the estuary of the river with the same name, and has a special sweet flavor due to the unique conditions of the area.

How to make a Chaihuín Seafood Smoothie?

Chaihuín’s Choro Zapato has been gaining increasing fame and prestige due to its distinctive and special flavor, as well as the high quality of the unpolluted waters where it thrives.

Nutritional Information

Category: Appetizers
Cuisine: Chilean
Calories: 200
Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Chaihuín Seafood Smoothie recipe


  • 500 ml of Chilean white wine
  • 6 mussels
  • 2 piures
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ½ onion
  • Seafood broth
  • Cilantro
  • Sunflower oil
  • Sea salt
  • Merkén (Chilean spice)
  • Ice (optional)


  1. Prepare and arrange all the ingredients separately before starting the preparation (mise en place).
  2. In a blender, combine the Choro Zapato mussels, piures, garlic cloves, a few sprigs of cilantro, a few drops of oil, a splash of seafood broth, and blend at medium speed until you obtain a homogeneous mixture.
  3. Incorporate the Chilean white wine, a pinch of sea salt, merkén to taste, optionally some ice, and mix at low speed to combine everything. Check the seasoning and adjust to taste if necessary.
  4. Serve the Chaihuín seafood smoothie immediately in flute-type glasses, optionally with merkén adhered to the rim of the glass and garnished with lemon slices and fresh cilantro sprigs.

Why is it called “criaturero”?

In Chile, the term “criaturero” is used to refer to a type of broth or soup that typically contains seafood, making it especially comforting and nutritious, and it is believed to have aphrodisiac qualities.

Did you know?

Chaihuín is a small town located on the coast of Chile, in the Valdivian Coastal Reserve, where artisanal fishing is the main economic activity of the region. Additionally, Chaihuín is also the name of the river that forms a beautiful estuary in this locality.


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