Sopa de Fideo (Mexican Noodle Soup)

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Sopa de Fideo is a Mexican Noodle Soup made from short, thin pasta simmered in a tomato soup. There are many variations based on the region and family. This recipe is for a basic Sopa de Fideo. The tomatoes, onions, and garlic are pureed in the blender to create a base for the soup and seasoned with chicken broth and cilantro. Fideo is the Spanish word for noodle. It can refer to either long or short varieties. For soups, they are usually around an inch long.

sopa de fideos

For the most part, Evan is very anti-noodle. He seemed to forget that after trying this soup. He preferred using his hands to a spoon, so fideo ended up everywhere. This dish definitely made it to the top ten biggest messes Evan has created during mealtime. By the end of it, some fideo were even found in his hair.

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Sopa de Fideos (Mexican Noodle Soup)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

4 servings

Sopa de Fideos (Mexican Noodle Soup)

Ingredients

14 ounces tomatoes, diced

1 small onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, chopped

2 tablespoons olive oil

7 ounces Fideo or Angel Hair broken into small pieces

1 3/4 cups chicken broth

1 tablespoon chopped cilantro

salt and pepper to taste

In a blender, add tomatoes, onion, and garlic. Blend until smooth.

In a skillet, drizzle olive oil over medium low heat. Add the noodles and cook, stirring frequently, until golden brown. Remove from heat.

In a medium saucepan, add pureed vegetables, chicken broth, noodles, salt, and pepper and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until the noodles are al dente, almost tender, 7-8 minutes. Stir in the cilantro and simmer for another 2 minutes. Serve immediately.

Adapted from Amanda's Cookin'

http://www.tarasmulticulturaltable.com/sopa-de-fideo-mexican-noodle-soup/

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