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Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

A simple and quick hearty soup recipe that can be enjoyed as a meal, or an appetizer!

Ingredients

2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tsp chipotle puree
1 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp dried oregano
1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
1 cup whole corn kernels, cooked
1 cup white hominy
1 4 ounce can chopped green chile peppers
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained (optional)
6 cups chicken stock
2 limes, juiced
salt (to taste)
pepper (to taste)

Garnish
toasted tortilla chips or tostadas
1 avocado, sliced
1 small red onion, chopped
monterey jack cheese, shredded
fresh parsley or cilantro

Directions

  1. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, season with salt and pepper (to taste) and cook for about 5 minutes or until onions are softened.
  2. Add the chipotle, cumin, chili powder, oregano, tomatoes, and stock and bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in corn, hominy, chiles, and black beans. Add the lime juice and shredded chicken and stir through. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Ladle into small bowls and top with a few pieces each of tortilla strips, avocado, onion and Monterey jack and parsley (or cilantro).

Notes

For the shredded chicken you can poach skinless chicken breasts in stock or bake in the oven for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Or use a roast chicken from the deli counter at the grocery store.

To make toasted tortilla chips, preheat oven to 200ºC (400ºF). Use a pair of scissors to cut the tortillas into 5 mm (1/4 inch) thick strips. Place on a baking tray, brush with oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake for about 5 minutes or until lightly toasted and crunchy. Cool on tray.

View the complete recipe at foodea.com!

March 22, 2012 | By | Reply More

Toronto Food Trucks Featured on Global News

The food truck on your corner is a small part of a growing trend, now with it’s own tv show, it doesn’t seem to be stopping soon. Minna Rhee reports.

[Global Toronto]

March 10, 2012 | By | Reply More

Nathan Myhrvold Makes His Ultimate Burger for Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy had cookbook author Nathan Myhrvold on the show to demonstrate how to make his ultimate burger. The pair demonstrated how to make the burger using a sous-vide machine, liquid nitrogen, and a hot oil bath.

The result is impressive; a perfectly medium-rare interior, and a crispy sear on the outside. Kimmel claims the burger to be cold, yet tasty. There are other factors that go into creating the ultimate burger including seasoning, quality of meat, bun, and toppings are all part of the equation.

[via Gizmodo]

March 10, 2012 | By | Reply More

CRFA Show 2012 Coverage

This week we attended the 2012 CRFA Show. An annual favorite of ours, we like to scope out the latest new food ideas and products. This years show did not disappoint.

Here’s just a few of the cool new food ideas we found:

The Staybowlizer

A simple invention to keep your bowl stable while you mix and whisk in the kitchen. It’s also great for tempering as it fits perfectly into a pot, creating a steam-proof seal. For more information visit www.staybowlizer.com (the site isn’t up yet, so check back soon!).

Molten Ice Glasses

Launched at the show, Molten Ice Glasses are an ingenious brought over from Europe by GBS Food Service Equipment. These ice glasses are great for cocktails (both alcoholic and shrimp) as well as anything else you’d like to keep cold. These unique cups do not dilute your drink as they melt from the outside in. Unfortunately, you’ll need to purchase the giant Molten Ice Glass maker if you want to make these at home. Look for Molten Ice Glasses at a bar near you soon.

Flat – Table Stablizer

Another ingenious idea. The Flat table stabilizer means we can finally say goodbye to wobbly tables forever.

Some other highlights of the show include:

Kellogg’s Special K Cracker Chips

Each cracker chip is light in texture, crispy and seasoned. Now you can get the crunch that you love in the cracker aisle. Look for these soon in a grocery store near you.

Dorgel Chili Dark Chocolate Gelato

Dorgel was handing out some tasty samples. Everyone was gushing over this chili chocolate flavor. Other favorites included Cherry Coke, Red Velvet and Cotton Candy.

Kangaroo Slider

The Gordon Food Service booth was giving out this slider to adventurous foodies looking to try something new. The kangaroo itself had an interesting taste, but it was the Zucchini relish that had people coming back for more. Register for the GFS Magic of the Menu show here.

We also ran into some of our CRFA favorites at the show including McClure’s Pickles, Pingue Prosciutti and Possmei Popping Boba.

Next year the show will be held March 3-5, 2013. For more information visit www.crfa.ca. See you next year!

March 9, 2012 | By | Reply More