Sunday, July 11, 2010

WARNING: This is addictive!

In our home the ultimate winter comfort food is Tortilla Soup. After watching the movie a couple of years ago I became fascinated with the idea of creating a soup like that. This is what I came up with:



Soup:
24 fresh Italian tomatoes cut in half
Brown sugar
Paprika
Olive oil
Garlic salt
2 cups chicken stock & 2 cups water
1 onion chopped
Fresh garlic
Fresh chilly
1 packet tortilla/corn chips crumbled. (I use Dorittos as I have not found a tortilla chip in SA that doesn't taste like plastic yet.)



Turn on your oven to a high temperature. Place the halved tomatoes skin side down on a baking tray. Sprinkle with seasonings and olive oil. Cook in the oven until the juices start running and edges crinkle. Remove. Allow to cool slightly then chop, saving all the juices.

In the meantime fry onion, garlic and chilly in a large pot. When browned add the can of tomatoes and the tomatoes from the oven along with the juices. Add the stock and water. Reduce heat. When the chips have softened blend the soup until smooth.



Toppings:
Sliced chicken breasts, fried
Cubed avocado
Fresh coriander (cilantro)
2 cups grated cheese
Fresh chopped chillies
250 ml cream
1 packet corn/tortilla chips



To serve:
Ladle some soup into each bowl. Allow the family members to add the toppings. It works best if the following order is used:

Soup – chips – chicken - avocado – cheese – chillies (optional) – coriander – dash of cream.



We like to have this soup with friends as it's a soup you have to eat with someone else so that you can say over and over how good it is!

1 comment:

practicalpages said...

This looks utterly delicious!
I also wanted to pass along an award for you and your blog:
http://practicalpages.wordpress.com/2010/07/11/blogs-with-substance-passing-it-along/
Thanks for all your inspiration!