Pipi Soup

Clams are extremely rich in iron.  A 100 g serving of them contain about 24 mg of iron, which is more than the recommended daily intake. Protein is very important for a balanced diet, and clams are quite high in protein compared to other seafood like oysters & scallops.


  • 1 kg pipis
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 (450 g) can tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 1 teaspoon crushed ginger
  • 1 medium soze onion chopped finely
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped  thyme
  • red chillies finely chopped (optional)
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tablespoon salt


  1. Wash pipis
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of salt in 3 litres of water and soak pipis in that water for 2 hours
  3. After 2 hours, remove the pipis from the salted water, rinse them and immediately put in warm ater to make them open
  4. Be careful to clean, scrub the pipis well, devein and remove the intestinal tubes. The meat needs to stay attached to the shell
  5. Heat oil in deep saucepain over medium hear. Then, add onions, thyme, garlic and ginger
  6. Stir fry the onions until they become transparent, stir in crushed tomatoes and allow to simmer until it becomes a think paste. You can add a little water if you feel like it will stick to the pan
  7. Add chicken stock and 2 cups of water if more soup is required. Add half of the quantity of the coriander leaves, chillies, salt and pepper to taster. Leave to simmer for half an hour
  8. Add pipis to the soup and allos to simmer for 15 – 20 minutes
  9. When ready, place in serving dish and serve with chopped coriander.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Love the blog and the nutritional info at the beginning of each post!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Desiree says:

      Thanks so much 🙂 Have a great day !

      Liked by 1 person

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