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Our hometown of Chicago, Illinois, is know as home to some of the best Mexican food outside of Mexico, but there is no doubt that if you want to enjoy the real deal, you should head to Mexico on a cooking vacation.
In this recipe Chef Ana of our wonderful Hola Mexico culinary vacation offers a wonderful take on the popular Sopa de Lima, or “Lime Soup.”
Prep time: 90 minutes (to make the broth)
Cook time: 20 minutes
Cook method: Simmer
1. To prepare the broth: Chef Ana prefers using a pressure cooker for her broth, but you can also use a slow cooker or large stock pot. Put the chicken, garlic, onion, cilantro, epazote, oregano, water and salt in pot and bring to a simmer. Skim off the foam with a spoon, then place in pressure cooker (if using) and cook for 90 minutes on medium high. When broth is ready, strain, putting the chicken breast aside. When the chicken breast is cool enough, shred it.
2. To prepare the soup: Saute the red onion in the olive oil in a soup pot for a few minutes, then add the pepper and tomatoes, cooking for another few minutes. Add the broth and the slices of lime (reserving a few of the slices for garnish). Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove the lime slices.
3. To prepare the corn strips: Heat the canola oil on high heat, then fry the corn strips until golden. Remove and strain on a paper towel.
4. To serve: Place a mound of shredded chicken in a bowl and ladle some of the broth over it. Add some tortilla strips, a slice of avocado, and a slice of fresh lime.
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By Peg Kern
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