After reading a few of those recipe's I knew the general gist of how I'd go about it. And then I suddenly remembered the Swanson's Mexican Tortilla Soup Broth that is to die for.
What I used:
- 1/2 lb of ground chorizo from the butcher (you could also buy chorizo in a casing and cut into small pieces)
- 1 lb white fish (I used cod and had the butcher cut it into hunks for the soup)
- 1 box Swanson's Mexican Tortilla Soup Broth
- 1 14oz can of diced tomatoes (I used ones with garlic, onion, basil for a little extra flavor)
- 1/2 diced yellow onion
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 3 hand fulls of chopped Kale
- 3 diced celery stalks
- Juice of a lime
- Bay leaves
- Avocado (garnish)
In my lovely le creuset I browned the chorizo in olive oil. Now this chorizo was heavily seasoned with dark spices like paprika I assume so it was a little hard to tell when it was cooked through (browned) but I sort of guessed from texture - it took 5-8 minutes I'd say.
Once the meat was browned I remove the chorizo and let it rest in a bowl while I added a little more olive oil, the onion, garlic, and celery. I cooked the veggies until they were translucent - this was also a great way to get up all the brown bits stuck to the bottom of the pan. Next I added my kale and let it slowly wilt into the already aromatic mixture of diced veggies. A pinch of salt and pepper were added.
Next I added back in the cooked chorizo and 3/4 of the can of diced tomatoes. I gave it a big stir and added the lime and bay leaves. I added the entire box of stock and brought it to a simmer for about 30 minutes.
Right before serving drop in your lovely chunks of white fish, if the soup is simmering it will only take about 3-5 minutes for the fish to be cooked through.
I served it up with a wedge of lime and hunks of avocado on top. You could also use some fresh herbs like cilantro or green onion - or even something cooling like sour cream!
The stew/soup was so Dahlicious, a tad spicy but in a flavorful way... not a burn your mouth way. Hope everyone like's this twist on your regular Mexican tortilla soup!