Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Just what the doctor ordered {Sopa de Fideo}

Hubby and Jack aren't feeling good today.  Whenever Hubby is sick, I usually make a large pot of Caldo de Pollo But since Jack isn't feeling too good either, I decided to make him one of his favorites...Sopa Aguada de Fideo.

Sopa Aguada de Fideo is a soupier version of Sopa de Pasta.  It can be served as a side dish, but is hearty enough to be served as a main dish as well. 


Sopa de Fideo
(yields 8 cups of soup)

Ingredients:

  • 3 roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 6 to 8 oz. fideo (vermicelli)
  • 1 dried chile de arbol (optional)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (6 oz.) can tomato sauce


Directions:
Puree the tomatoes and onion in a blender with 2 cups of water; set aside.

Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a 2-quart saucepan.  Add the fideo and chile de arbol.



Saute over medium-high heat until the noodles turn a deep golden brown.



Carefully add the puree mixture, along with the chicken broth and tomato sauce.  Cover saucepan and bring soup to a boil.  Reduce heat to low and let simmer until noodles are cooked through.

Serve with Classic Quesadillas.  Enjoy!!!



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11 comments:

  1. my suegra likes to make this and of course her boys eat it up. Maybe I'll make it for hubby! Thx!

    Juanita

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  2. Oh yum, I want some of this and I'm not even sick!!! I can't wait to try this. I am so glad I found your blog!!

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  3. Hi Leslie. I love your blog, it's so colorful. Fideo is dinner itself. When I was young and my parents had little money, this was food. Fideo, beans, rice, tortillas, and whatever veggies were grown outside. Your fideo looks great. Every time I come here I get hungry. I just came from girliechefs blog and she made tortilla soup. Ayeeeee, tengo hungry.:) Thanks for sharing, have a great Wednesday.

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  4. oh so yummy! perfect for a rainy weather, which is what we're having...

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  5. Oh yum- total comfort food. My grandma is the only one who ever makes fideo, but we just love it.

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  6. oooooh... this I know is some kind of good, think I'm feeling a little sickly all of a sudden, wonder what I could make???

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  7. We eat it at our house with avocado, queso fresco, y platano. My kids love it :)

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  8. Hola !! Estoy muy contenta de haber encontrado tu blog; y me encantan tus recetas. Sigue adelante y x favor  podrias poner mas recetas de Curesma? gracias desde South Dakota!

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  9. Puerto Ricans eat something like this when they have a cold, but they call it sopa de pollo, and they don't saute the noodles. My [Puerto Rican] mom uses chicken, chicken stock, tomato sauce, sweet onions, green and red bell peppers, garlic, and cilantro.

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  10. you remember me...I used to print the recipes but have forgot how to do it...do you know....i was able to print just the recipe i wanted not all the other stuff on the side and it was maybe 4 pages, but whatever i'm doing it is from 12 to 16, lol

    please help if you know how, i like all the illustrations when i'm making it

    rita Allen
    Odessa, TX

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  11. this is so good. i love every recipe you offer. everyone should try it.

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