Thursday, April 23, 2009

Tortilla Soup

my friend Jaci posted this on her blog while ago actually
and it's pretty good! 
i forgot to take a picture after making it though. sorry no pic.

Rumbi Island Grill Tortilla Soup

-3 boneless skinless chicken breast halves 
-8 cups chicken broth 
-1 cup carrot, diced very thin 
-1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 
-1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped  
-1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
-1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped 
-1 tablespoon garlic clove, minced 
-1 cup chopped tomato 
-1 cup coconut milk 
-1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce 
-1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded 
-2 cups white corn tortilla chips, cut into strips 
-2 limes, cut into wedges 


In a large pot, combine the cooked chicken, water, bouillon and carrot. Season with allspice, thyme, cinnamon, ginger and garlic. Bring to a boil, then simmer over medium heat for about 10 minutes, or until carrots are tender. Pour in the tomato, coconut milk and hot pepper sauce. Heat through, but do not boil.

Ladle into bowls, and top with shredded mozzarella cheese and tortilla strips. Squeeze juice onto soup from lime wedges. 

You will feel kinda fancy! -- 
You just made a restaurant soup! :)

*i like to put avocado wedges in my tortilla soup too, but that's just me*

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Zucchini Risotto

This is a really good vegetarian dish! Try it. :)

1 cup arborio rice
2 Tbsp butter
1 onion, chopped
1 tsp garlic salt
3 cups chicken stock
1/2 red pepper, chopped
1 zucchini
1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
freshly ground pepper

In heavy saucepan, saute rice in butter stirring constantly.
Add onion, red pepper, and garlic salt. Saute until onions and peppers are tender.
Add 1 cup chicken stock, stirring frequently.
As the liquid cooks down, continue adding 1/2 cup stock at a time until all the stock is used and the mixture is creamy. Keep stirring!
Add zucchini.
Stir in milk.
Fold in cheese.
Top with fresh ground pepper.
Serve immediately.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Homemade Flour Tortillas

3 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
4-6 Tbsp shortening or butter
About 1 and 1/4 cups warm water
Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt
Cut in shortening or butter
Add water little by little, not allowing dough to get sticky
Separate into 12 equal parts and roll out into tortilla shaped flats
Either bake tortillas under the broiler for about 30-60 seconds each side or pan-fry them in a frying pan for a few seconds each side