Here’s the continuation of the Soup Opera! Noveleros, enjoy making this delicious rustic soup. Share it with your friends and let Chef Paola Petrella and I know how it turned out.
3 freshly roasted chicken breast (skin on- bone in)
6 cups homemade chicken stock
2 medium onions, rough chop
4 large cloves (for garlic paste)
1 ½ red bell pepper; rough chop, remove seeds
1 green bell pepper; rough chop, remove seeds
5 garlic roasted tomatoes
½ bunch cilantro
pinch of cumin
salt and cracked black pepper, to taste
favorite Hot Sauce, to taste
3 cups thin (thick makes soup starchy) yellow tortilla crisps
Light olive oil
Tortilla Soup, Part 1 – Chicken Stock
Chef Paola Petrella says the heart and soul of the tortilla soup is the chicken stock. She’s right. If you want good soup, then don’t short cut this step. It’s really worth every second and not complicated at all. Keep in mind, you stock perfectionist, we’re making stock that’s specifically for the tortilla soup. It’s so yum! I don’t know about you guys but soup and TV just go well together. As a teen, I use to love watching Novelas with my mamita while eating something hearty, like tortilla soup. Those were special times. I’m sure many of you can relate. This episode is a tribute to those times. Enjoy!
chicken backs and necks
1 cup leeks, roughly chopped
1/2 onion, roughly chopped
Salt, a pinch
Behind the Scenes with Paola
Watch as Chef Paola shares her philosophy on cooking. Her company Two Peas Inc, a high end meal delivery service, is culinary brilliance offering nothing but the best. Some of Paola’s A-list clients include: Vanessa Williams, Cybill Shepherd, and Rebecca Romijn to name a few. Paola shares her awesome company with her handsome hubby, Craig!