Monday, January 17, 2011

tortilla soup

the weekend is's been too short to relax and to get some rest. i spent all saturday cooking...i roasted a chicken, prepared one of my favorite mexican soups and baked vanilla and coconut cookies...
i think, that anywhere in mexico, you can get a good tortilla is simply many different flavors come together to create a perfect is my recipe:

2     liters of chicken broth
4     tomatoes
1/2  onion
1     garlic clove
1     avocado
100 g of panela cheese
4     spoons of sour cream
12   corn tortillas
1     chile pasilla
epazote (dry or fresh)
vegetable oil

as a first thing, i cooked the chicken broth. you can use any part of the chicken (i used a wing and a piece of chicken breast because i wanted to put the cooked chicken meat to the soup).

i have boiled some water and poured it over the tomatoes...that way i could easily peel off the skin...

i finely chopped the onion and garlic.

in a frying pan, i heated a spoon of oil, parted the peeled tomatoes in half, added the onion and garlic and cooked for about 5 minutes.

after that it's time to add two biiiiiiiig spoons of chicken broth and cook it for another 10 minutes or until it looks like this...

then i mixed it and got a smooth beautifully smelling tomato mixture.

and the soup was almost done. i just poured the tomatoes in the rest of the chicken broth, flavored it with salt, pepper and epazote and left it to boil. meanwhile i prepared the garnishes.

i cut the tortillas into noodles...

fried them and left on a paper towel to get rid of the extra oil

i did the same thing with the chile...

while it was frying, i cut the avocado and cheese into cubes and the soup was ready...

just great...with a scoop of sour cream :) i was missing only one thing to make it perfect...crunchy time i go to mexico, i should definitely get some :)

buen provecho :)


  1. Luba!! Thanks so much for the recipe, it looks delicious, I appreciate the detail and all the wonderful pictures, you are amazing!!!Love you my friend :)

  2. This is my new favorite recipe site.


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