Friday, November 30, 2012
Sopa de Fideo - Recipe
One of my favorite quick lunch meals is Sopa de Fideo, a pasta soup in a tomato & chicken broth. Even though this is a staple in most Mexican homes, so far only El Camino in Little Italy has it in its menu, and by the way, it's very good!
1 cup macaroni pasta (in your choice of stars, letters, elbows, etc)
1 clove of garlic
1 tsp oil
1/2 can tomato sauce
4 cups of water
1 tbsp Knorr chicken bouillon (to make this recipe vegan you can substitute with tomato bouillon)
1 - Heat oil in a sauce pan over medium heat.
2 - Slightly saute garlic and pasta, stirring constantly so pasta doesn't burn. Pasta will look golden within a few minutes.
3 - Add the 1/2 cup of tomato sauce stirring until all the pasta is coated.
4 - Add the 4 cups of water, the water can be at room temperature or slightly warm.
5 - Add the bouillon, one tablespoon should be enough, but taste the broth and add more if you want a stronger flavor. At this point you can add a few sprigs of cilantro, if you have any.
6 - Let the soup simmer over low heat for 20 minutes or until the pasta is fully cooked.
Once the soup is done, ladle it into a bowl and you can spice it up with hot sauce or lime, then sit back and eat while you watch a movie. It's a quick and satisfying lunch.