One of the most popular dishes that Mexicans love and won’t forget would be the Fideo soup. This is a kind of soup that is served warm and is comforting. This is made with a tangy tomato base and with golden brown noodles. This, in fact, is very popular with moms due to the reason that it’s easy to make and kids also love it due to the reason that its noodles.
How to Make it
The thing that makes sopa de fideo authentic is the fact that most of the authentic sopa de fideo is the thing that your mother usually makes. There are those that have their own secret recipe in order to add some touch to it and there are those who add cilantro, chipotle or the jalape?os. There are also different variations of sopa de fideo which are in fact very well-known such as the sopa de fideo with albondigas, the fideo con frijoles and also the sopa seca de fideo.
Some mothers also like adding zucchini in order to make it more nutritious. Some also make sopa de Letras or the use of alphabet pasta rather than the common one which is the angel hair. If you are vegan, you could replace the chicken stock with vegetable stock.
Here are the ingredients:
1 7 ounce 220 G Package Fideo Pasta
2 Garlic Cloves
1/4 Chopped White Onion
1 1/2-2 Tsp Sea Salt
4 Cups Water or Vegetable Broth
1 1/2-2 Tablespoons of Vegetable Oil
6 Roma Tomatoes
In the saucepan, add first the tomatoes and then cover it with water. You should bring to a slow boil on medium or medium to high heat and reduce its heat to a simmer. Be sure to cook the tomatoes until its skin will start to break open, which is mostly about 5 – 7 minutes. Once the tomatoes are finished, transfer it to a blender. If ever the tomatoes are not very liquidy, consider adding a few tablespoons of cooking liquid. Add then the garlic cloves and onion and blend until it is smooth. Set this aside afterward.
In a heavy pot or a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add the fideo and stir the pasta until this will turn light golden brown, which takes about 5 minutes. See to it that you don’t burn the pasta.
Add in the tomato puree and be careful because it may splatter. You should then cook for 2 – 3 minutes and then stir the pasta occasionally. Add the salt and water afterward. Bring this to a low boil and reduce heat to low. Cover and cook it for about 10 minutes or until the point where the pasta is cooked.
The noodles then will thicken up when it sits and you could add more water when the soap gets too thick. You may also serve the soup with a couple of lime halves. Adding a squirt of lime will bring in the flavors together.
You can find Fideo pasta at your local grocery stores. Also, this is not only a delicious soup, but is also a budget-friendly option.