by Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez / Thursday, April 21, 2011
Ancho Chicken Tortilla Soup ...for Food 'n Flix & the Tortilla Soup Quest!
my thoughts: The flavor of this particular Tortilla soup was sweet, smoky, deep and pretty amazing. And actually, it was a bit sweet from the corn and the honey and the tomatoes...with that hint of cinnamon that lies beneath. But the sweetness wasn't an unpleasant sweetness. It was tempered nicely with that nice smoky heat of the paprika and anchos...and for those of us who wanted to spice it up, we added a few hits of Chipotle Hot Sauce (either Cholula or Tabasco). But, as usual, it was all about the toppings...the cubes of queso fresco add a chewy saltiness...the avocado and crema add cool, creamy spots...the tortillas and chicken add an earthy toothsomeness...and a finishing hit of tangy lime rounds the whole thing out.
A couple of quick notes: 1) Food 'n Flix goes on the road next month! That's right, it's going to be a traveling event. You will still find all the information you need about upcoming flix and hosts (with their flix pix) and previously viewed flix right at the site...it will be "the studio". You can see the list of future host sites and which movies to rent/buy/borrow/prepare for by looking here. 2) There is just over one month left of my year-long quest to try (with your help) as many different versions of Tortilla Soup as we possibly can. If you haven't yet added a soup to the quest, you can still do so any time until the last day of May. It can be newly posted or previously posted. I'm not picky. I just love me some Tortilla Soup.
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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.