Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Awesome Mexican Tortilla Soup

My throat was filling kind of sore today & feel a bit of a cold coming on, so I figured a spicy hot soup would make me feel better! I remembered seeing this recipe on the Food Network and it looked amazing so this is what I made. Yummy! It's also easy & inexpensive to make!

MEXICAN TORTILLA SOUP (from Tyler Florence)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 medium white onions, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 jalapenos, seeded and minced
3 ripe medium tomatoes, chopped
1 quart chicken stock, recipe follows
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Canola oil, for pan-frying
8 corn tortillas, cut into 1/8-inch-thick strips
1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken
2 avocados, halved, pitted, peeled, and diced
1 cup shredded Jack cheese, optional
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish
1 lime, cut in wedges, for serving
Place a stockpot over medium heat and coat with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Add the onions, garlic, jalapenos, and tomatoes; cook, stirring for 15 minutes until the vegetables are cooked down and pulpy. Pour in the stock, season with salt and pepper, and simmer for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat 1-inch of canola oil in a skillet over medium-high flame. When the oil begins to smoke, add the tortilla strips in batches and fry until they are crisp on all sides. Remove to a paper towel-lined platter and sprinkle with salt while they are still hot.

Ladle the hot soup into 4 soup bowls and put a pile of shredded chicken on top of each. Top with the diced avocado and fried tortilla strips (and cheese if using). Garnish with cilantro and serve with lime wedges.

Bon Appetit!


Unknown said...

Thanks Darlene for this recipe. I might try it this weekend.

Unknown said...

That looks so yummy! i love avocado! It's got the best flavor.

Also, love the carmel apples in the post below. You'll have to let us know how the camp otu party goes!

Unknown said...

I just found your blog and so glad I did. I love it!

PAT said...

This looks so good Darlene. The pasr couple of days have been great for soup. You've inspired me to make soup, today.

Blissfully Enamored said...

this soup looks DELISH!!!! tortilla soup is my absolute FAVORITE! i am going to have to add this to my list of things to make! and thank you so much for the well-wishes about our new niece! she is such a blessing and we are so excited about her! i would LOVE your friend's info for the bibs! I am always looking for good and fun baby gifts! does she have a website?? Guess what?! I will be in Arkansas this weekened!!!! I am super excited!

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