Tortilla soup

What to make when given a box full of avocado to play with?  While in New Zealand I had time to experiment and enjoy some of my favorites. 

Guacamole

(Serves 2 to 4)

1 Avocado

1 large tomato (seeds taken out)

1 small garlic clove crushed

Tbs fresh chopped cilantro (optional)

Salt and Pepper to taste

½ juiced lemon

Chicken Tortilla soup

(Serves 2 to 3)

2 slices of bacon

32 oz chicken stock

1/3 corn meal

1 cooked chicken breast chopped into bite size pieces (seasoned with S&P and Cumin)

Dash of Cheyenne pepper

½ tea of cumin

Salt and pepper to taste

Shredded cheese optional

To make the Guacamole:  In a mixing bowl add the avocado and juice lemon over the top.  Add chopped tomatoes, garlic, cilantro and mix till desired texture is reached.  I like mine a little on the chunky side.  Add seasoning to taste. 

Chicken Tortilla soup:

This is a spin off one of my favorite recipes.  It was rough out and I decided to thicken the soup a little to make it easier to handle in a bowl.  It very simple and quick to make but packs a ton of flavor. 

Render Bacon till its golden brown on medium heat and then add the chicken stock.  Lower heat to low.  Before broth gets too hot sprinkle the cornmeal while stirring constantly with a whisk.  Simmer on low for 5 to 10 minutes or until the cornmeal is fully cooked.  Add chicken and seasoning to taste. 

I top my soup with shredded cheddar or what ever I can find and a hearty dollop of Guacamole and chopped cilantro.  Serve with Tortilla chips and salsa.  Enjoy!

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Spent the last 5 years of our lives floating around the globe. Amazing how much we have seen, experienced and lived through. Sharing the experience and knowledge with others out there or planning on making the jump.
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