by Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez / Tuesday, May 18, 2010
10-Minute Shrimp and Tortilla Soup (+ the TORTILLA SOUP challenge!)
I'm starting my quest off with a bang. I cleared my head of all expectations of what Tortilla Soup should be and went for a version much different from my first two.
10-Minute Shrimp and Tortilla Soup
adapted from everyday FOOD
4 corn tortillas, cut into thin strips
1/4 cup olive oil, divided
1 small yellow onion, cut into small dice
4 fat garlic cloves, minced
12-16 chipotles en adobo w/ some of the sauce, minced
7 cups chicken stock or low-sodium chicken broth
3 cups fresh corn (from four ears) or frozen corn
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled & deveined
queso fresco, cubed
Preheat oven or toaster oven to 450° F.
On a rimmed baking sheet, toss tortilla w/ 4 teaspoons of the oil; season with salt. Bake until golden brown and crisp, about 5 mins.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat remaining oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; season with a pinch of salt. Cook until onion softens, about 3 minutes. Add chipotle and cook until fragrant, ~30 seconds. Add broth and bring to a boil. Add corn and cook until tender, ~1 minute. Add shrimp and cook until opaque throughout, 1-2 minutes. Serve with tortilla strips and desired toppings.
I know, right!!! Slurp. Monch. I was seriously pleased with this one! It was simple. It was full of flavor. And if made with DOUBLE the chipotle...it is one hell of a hangover cure! Seriously, a bowl of this with double the chipotle and a bottle of cold cerveza the morning after would have you kickin' in no time! I added the extra cuz we like it hot around here. We're used to it, right? Right. Unfortunately I didn't realize just how hot I had made it until I accidentally sucked it down my air pipe on the first bite!! Holy coughing fit, Batman! It was like that first pull from a joint or so I've heard that leaves you breathless with tears running down your face. But once you recover and regain composure, there's nothin' but a smile. And sweat...beads of it poppin' up on your forehead and neck. And pulsing lips. Oh man...it was some good sh!t. For those of you who don't dig that feeling - cut down on the chipotle. You've been warned.
1. Find or Create a Tortilla Soup recipe
2. Make it =)
3. Blog it...GRAB THE TORTILLA SOUP CHALLENGE BADGE and stick it in your post (because I need more people to see it and in turn make it, blog it, etc.) or simply link back somehow.
4. Follow the link on the badge back to this post and link it up at the bottom! Leave a comment after adding your link...in case I get lost in la-la land and forget to come back and check for a while.
Michiana-based food, drink, and travel writer with a fondness for garlic, freshly baked bread, stinky cheese, single malt Scotch, and Mexican food—who believes that immersing herself in different cultures one bite at a time is the best path to enlightenment.