YumYum Divas YumYum Recipes: Toasted Tortilla Soup With Fresh Cheese And Chile Pasilla, contributed by TwinLakesChef

Recipe Title: Toasted Tortilla Soup With Fresh Cheese And Chile Pasilla

Contributed by: TwinLakesChef

Additional Credits for Recipe
From Authentic Mexican, by Rick Bayless with Deann Groen Bayless.

Note from the Diva
You can cut out step #3 and use your favorite tortilla chips.

List of Ingredients
2 tablespoons lard or vegetable oil
1 medium onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1 ripe, medium-small tomato, roasted or boiled, cored and peeled
1-1/2 quarts good broth, preferably poultry
Salt (the quantity will vary depending on the saltiness of the broth)
4 to 6 corn tortillas, preferably stale, store-bought ones
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 to 2 dried chiles pasillas, stemmed, seeded and deveined, blended in food processor to a fine consistency.
8 ounces (about 2 cups) cubed Mexican queso fresco or other fresh cheese like
farmer's cheese, or even Muenster or Monterey Jack
1 large lime, cut into 4 to 6 wedges

Preparation
1. The broth flavoring. In a medium-size skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the lard or oil over medium-low. Add the onion and whole garlic cloves, and fry until both are a deep golden-brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Scoop into a blender jar or food processor, add the tomato and process until smooth. Heat the remaining tablespoon of lard or oil in the same skillet over medium-high. When hot, add the tomato mixture and stir constantly until thick and considerably darker, about 5 minutes. Scrape into a large saucepan.

2. The broth. Stir the broth into the tomato mixture, partially cover and simmer for 1/2 hour over medium-low heat. Season with salt.

3. The garnishing ingredients. If the tortillas are fresh or moist, let them dry out for a few minutes in single layer. Slice them in half, then slice the halves crosswise into strips 1/4 inch thick. Heat the 1/3 cup vegetable oil in a medium-small skillet over medium-high.
When hot, add the tortilla strips and fry, turning frequently, until they are crisp. Drain on paper towels. Cut the chiles into 1-inch squares and fry in the hot oil very briefly, about 3 or 4 seconds; immediately remove and drain, then place in a small serving bowl.

4. Assembling the soup. Just before serving, divide the cheese among 4 to 6 bowls, and top with the fried tortilla strips. Ladle on the hot soup and serve right away. Pass the toasted chili separately, along with the lime (the juice of which brings out the flavors of the soup).

Number of Servings: Yield: 6 to 7 cups, 4 to 6 servings

Cookbook Category
Soup-Hot

General Cooking/Prep Method
Saute
Stovetop

Recipe Type - Categories
Mexican Cuisine

Extra Features of Recipe
Difficulty Level-Moderate

Good for Season/Celebration/Holiday
Winter

Tested & Approved Recipe
Yes!

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