Alphabet Soup Recipe - Sopa de Letras

Alphabet Soup  - Sopa de Letras
This is a Sponsored Post by IMUSA®,  I had been using their products at home for several years. 

This alphabet soup is really easy to prepare and is loved by everyone, young and old. I know it is a particular favorite with children, since they like to play with their imagination and form words with all those letters floating in the bowl! At home, we still make this soup, even though we don’t have little ones anymore.

I know this is sentimental, but I like to make this soup in my IMUSA®  Blue Enamel pot, since it reminds me of when I was a kid playing in the kitchen with grandma, as she always had a big blue enamel pot sitting on her wooden stove.


Later on, I found out that the blue enamel pot was a staple in many houses, and was used for things like tamales or even to make coffee like my grandma did. She would keep the pot of coffee next to the cooking hearth so it would be warm and ready to serve any unexpected visitors. I use mine to make tamales, cook corn on the cob or for nixtamal, and to make batches of soup, like today’s alphabet soup. In case you’re wondering where you can get a nice enamel pot like this one, I got mine from IMUSA®. I own several of their products, from my espresso maker to my little egg frying pan. Their products are safe and easy for cooking.

Now let’s make some Alphabet soup!


SERVES 6
INGREDIENTS:

  • 12 oz. plum tomatoes
  • ¼ of a medium size white onion
  • 2 small garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 pkg. (7.5 oz.) alphabet soup
  • 8 cups of chicken broth*
  • Salt to taste


OPTIONAL FOR GARNISH:

  • ½ avocado, diced
  • ½ cup of Mexican Queso Fresco
  • Lime wedges
  • Mexican cream 


NOTES:

  • Homemade chicken broth can be substituted for store bought chicken broth or chicken bouillon mixed with water.
  • Some cooks like to add a sprig of cilantro to the soup while it is simmering the Alphabet soup.
  • This soup freezes well. 

DIRECTIONS:

Alphabet Soup Recipe - Receta de Sopa de Letras

1. Chop the tomato, onion, and garlic and place in your blender or food processor with one cup of the chicken broth. Process until the ingredients form a smooth sauce, then set aside.

Alphabet Soup Recipe - Receta de Sopa de Letras

2. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the alphabet soup pasta and fry until slightly brown (stir often to avoid burning the pasta). This step will take about 2 minutes.

3. Pour in the tomato sauce using a strainer, bring to a boil, and cook for 4-5 minutes.

4. Add the rest of the chicken broth, season with salt, place lid on the pot, and simmer for 8-10 more minutes. Check pasta for doneness (this pasta cooks really quick). Remove promptly from the heat to avoid overcooking.

Alphabet Soup Recipe  - Receta de Sopa de Letras


Serve immediately. Enjoy!

PROVECHO!
Mely Martínez

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1 comment :

  1. My kids love this!
    I sometimes add diced carrots, peas, celery, calabacitas to it! Yum!

    Vicky T

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