Food -n- Flix: Tortilla Soup~

19 03 2011

I recently discovered a different Foodie group out on the ‘net… Food -n- Flix.  How fun!  I watched the movie from the last time period, Woman on Top, but I didn’t get to post in time.  The flick of the moment is Tortilla Soup;   the story of a retired chef with 3 adult daughters who’s lost his taste for Life.  My recipe choice was immediately obvious to me!  One of my friends has a recipe for Tortilla Soup that gets excellent reviews…and yes…she shared!

Christina’s World Famous Tortilla Soup~

Chicken broth (1 large can)
canned green chiles
canned diced tomatoes
avocado-cut in chunks
fresh cilantro
cheese, grated
corn tortillas
tortilla chips
1 chicken breast, cubed
Salt & pepper to taste

Pour the broth into a large pot.  Add onion, garlic, diced tomatoes and juice, and chicken.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until chicken is done.  When chicken is fully cooked, tear a few corn tortillas into small pieces and add to the soup.  Add green chiles and cilantro.  Simmer 10-15 minutes more.  Turn off heat, stir in cubed avocado.

To serve, crush a handful of tortilla chips into each serving dish, and top with hot soup.  Garnish with grated cheese, additional chopped cilantro (and whatever else your heart desires).

Tasting Notes~
I didn’t have an avocado.   That would have been a really nice touch.  So, I added sliced black olives and some green onion instead.  I seriously doubt there’s much you could do that would make this recipe bad… It has a wonderful texture from the tortillas that have cooked in the broth.  And there’s something about the taste of the slaked lime that remains in the corn, imparting its own flavor to the soup.  Seriously yum.  Now that Christina has shared her base recipe with me…I’ve got to play with it and add a few things.  Structure a few things… I’ll be back with the results another time!  In the meanwhile, this is one of the very best Tortilla soups I’ve ever had.  So far.  Watch this space!  *Ü*

Movie Notations~
Kind of a fun little tale that promotes la familia…  Amusing…  Food porn everywhere that man went!  Arrrrrgh!!  LOL!  I’d die for that kitchen!  Oh well…  They could do a sequel…Enchiladas…Dad and the girls, finally all married…with children!  Regardless, Tortilla Soup was fun to watch!

I’m also linking this to girlichef’s search for THE BEST Tortilla Soup EVER!





4 responses

28 03 2011

That looks really good! I love all the cheese!

20 03 2011

This looks really good…any chance to have soup floats with me!

19 03 2011
Heather @girlichef

Well, I’m so glad you enjoyed it and that you were able to join us for this flick! This Tortilla Soup does sound amazing…and I like your addition of olives, that’s something I haven’t added to a Tortilla Soup before. I hope that you’ll link up to my Tortilla Soup Quest (out to find the best…w/ the help of others)…it’s here: Thanks for playing along 🙂

19 03 2011
Can't Believe We Ate...

Thanks so much Heather…I added this one, and I’ll be back with mine when I get it together! Thanks for hosting!!

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