Sunday, November 23, 2008

Tortilla Soup

Fusilli made an old favorite this weekend - Tortilla Soup. I always think of it as the liquid equivalent of fajitas. First you make chicken soup... chicken + water + heat. Then you roast tomatoes, garlic, jalapeños, green & white onion. The roasted vegetables are puréed once they cool, and then added to the soup. When the chicken is done, you pull it out, let it cool and then pull it into bit size pieces.

This is the best part – prepare toppings for the soup. Cut tortilla shells into strips and toast them until crispy. Grate cheese. Chop cilantro. Slice avocado. Quarter a lime. Ready the plain yogurt, or sour cream. When you're ready to serve, ladle the soup into a bowl. Add chicken, and the rest of the toppings as desired. So good!

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