Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Fideo with chipotle and garlic

From Wikipedia:

Fideo is the Spanish word for a noodle of any type. In Mexico, its name refers to a type of pasta similar to spaghetti. It is also known as vermicelli.
It is commonly used in making a soup dish. Even though there are a wide variety of recipes for it, the basic recipe calls for lightly browning the fideo in oil. Then adding in a base of chicken or beef broth, with pureed tomato, chilis, garlic, and onion. Different recipes may add cilantro, beef, chicken, corn or other ingredients. The mixture is then boiled until the fideos and ingredients are cooked. When served in can be garnished with lime or lemon juice, chilie or hot sauce or white mexican cheese.

To make fideo with chipotle and garlic you need:
One can of Herdez chipotle
Three cloves of garlic
Two tomatoes
One package of "capelvenere" pasta, or vermicelli in nests (not the straight one)
Two tablespoons of Knorr vegetable (or chicken or beef) bouillon
Two cups of water
Mazola corn oil

The first step is to combine the can of chipotles, the two tomatoes, three cloves of garlic, two cups of water and two tablespoons of Knorr vegetable bouillon in the blender. Blend until liquified.

In large pan heat up two to three teaspoons of oil, when it's hot, fry the vermicelli nests until brown.

When vermicelli is brown, pour the sauce from the blender. It will be quite liquid. Stir if needed, but really carefully. Lower heat and simmer covered until water liquid is consumed.

Serve with a dollop of sour cream. Mmmh, nice, spicy and garlicky!

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