Tortilla soup

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2006/04/17 16:21:00 (permalink)

Tortilla soup

I am looking for a tortilla soup recipe and don'tknow where to begin. I want one that is on the light and "watery" side as opposed to the thick stewy type.

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    RE: Tortilla soup 2006/04/17 16:49:40 (permalink)
    Google and you shall receive. This one sounded good and fairly easy to me. And you can control the thickness by whether you use the cornstarch and how much.

    Tortilla Soup


    1/4 bunch cilantro, well washed (leaves only)
    2-3 garlic cloves
    1/2 small onion, chopped
    1 small can of green chilies
    6 cups chicken stock/broth
    1 (14.5 ounce) can tomatoes
    1 tsp. ground cumin
    1 tsp. salt
    2 tbsp. cornstarch dissolved in a small amount of water
    Corn tortillas (about 10) cut into thin strips
    vegetable oil
    1-2 cups cooked chicken (2 oz. per serving)
    Monterey Jack cheese (1 oz. per serving)
    1-2 avocados, peeled, pitted and sliced

    Puree cilantro, garlic, onion, chilies, and tomatoes in a blender or food processor. Heat stock and add pureed mixture into cumin and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer about 1 hour. Stir dissolved cornstarch into stock.

    Often I don't add the cornstarch since I like a thinner soup.
    Fry tortillas in oil until crisp; drain well. Add chicken to stock and garnish with shredded cheese, tortila strips, avocado, sour cream, salsa, or whatever else you prefer.
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    RE: Tortilla soup 2006/04/18 17:23:55 (permalink)
    you might find something similar by doing a search for "lime soup" which to me is very similar, the base of it being chicken broth or stock. I had this in Merida and really found it light and refreshing.
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